The Italian Stefano Ghisolfi manages the second ascent of the 9b + route Perfecto Mundo in Margalef.

With the title "Perfecto Mundo - Mission completed" Stefano Ghisolfi begins his contribution about the ascent of the 9b + route in Margalef, Spain. He still couldn't believe he could score the route. “I spent 32 days here at the crag, falling many times at the same move, but this time I grabbed that pinch for the first time and it felt unreal, and I didn't do any mistakes and went to the top with a perfect flow ”, he describes the moment of ascent yesterday.

Projected together: Chris Sharma, Alexander Megos and Stefano Ghisolfi

The 26-meter-long route on the heavily overhanging wall of the Racó de la Finestra sector in Margalef, Spain, was set up by Chris Sharma around nine years ago and classified as 9b +. In May 2018 Chris Sharma, Alexander Megos and Stefano Ghisolfi worked together on the route, The first ascent was at that time the German Alexander Megos.

 

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 Margalef is known for its yellow rock rollers

Fourth 9b + the world

Perfecto Mundo in Margalef is the fourth route in the world of this degree. Adam Ondra opened the first 9b + route with The Change in 2012, followed by La Dura Dura the following year. In the same year as La Dura Dura, Adam Ondra managed to climb another 9b +, Vasi Vasil in Morabsky Kas, Czech Republic. With the ascent of Perfecto Mundo Stefano got the fourth access ticket to the club of 9b + climbers. The illustrious circle consists of only four people worldwide: Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma, Alexander Megos and now Stefano Ghisolfi.

Alexander Megos during one of his experiments in Perfecto Mundo in Margalef

Credits: Cover picture Enrico Veronese

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