Carlo Traversi erfüllte sich diesen Frühling einen Traum: Er punktete den Sitzstart von Gecko Sitzstart (8b+) in Fontainebleau, Frankreich. Hier gibt es das Video der Begehung.
Carlo Traversi über die Begehung: “The sit-start to Gecko had been on my mind a lot since climbing the stand. From the mid-way holds, the line felt unfinished. I waited for a somewhat cold morning and headed out early. From my quick session on the lower moves after climbing the stand, I knew that the crux for me was going to be kicking the right heel almost above my head for the reach into the stand. After a few frustrating attempts to establish the heel hook in a static way, I found that the only solution for me to get the reach was to throw my foot up dynamically. It wasn’t pretty, but it worked!”
Carlo Traversi bei der erfolgreichen Begehung von Gecko Assis
Credits: Bild Mary Mecklenburg