Jernej Kruder repeats trad classic Greenspit (8b/+)

A few days ago, Slovenian climbing pro Jernej Kruder was able to climb Greenspit in the Valle dell'Orco. The line is one of the most famous and difficult crack routes in Europe.

In recent times, Jernej Kruder has devoted himself intensively to crack climbing. The Slovenian has shown an impressive learning curve. Recently he secured himself in the Valle dell'Orco a climb of the difficult crack classic Greenspit.

Training pays off

For Jernej Kruder, it was not the first time he visited Greenspit: "I tried this route a few years ago, but with a completely different perspective." His trips to Pedriza and the training on the bridge not only improved his crack skills, but also increased his confidence in crack climbing.

Crack training à la Wide Boyz.

Nevertheless, his return to the Valle dell'Orco went differently than expected. "I thought I would cruise through the hand jams and maybe have problems at the crux, but I was wrong," says Jernej Kruder. In his first attempt, he felt like a beginner.

Double pass missed

Fortunately, his confidence quickly returned. After two more attempts, he was back in the race and reached the high point of the previous visit without any problems. Working on the project together with Giacomo Meliffi provided additional motivation.

On the last day before his departure they gave the final go's together. "We both did well in the first attempt, but we couldn't get through Greenspit," says the Slovenian. Unfortunately, the second attempt was only successful for him and not for Jack.

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Credits: Cover picture Jernej Kruder

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