Once again, Elias Iagnemma draws attention to himself with a difficult bouldering line. In Varazze, Italy, he succeeds in the 8c + boulder Gioia.
The line was first climbed by Christian Core thirteen years ago. A first repetition took place Adam Ondra three years later and upgraded the boulder from 8c to 8c +. It was another three years Nalle Hukkataival could conquer the boulder.
In his announcement, Elias also commented on the difficulty of the route. As I said, Adam Ondra's line has been upgraded to 8c +. Elias now thinks that Gioia's difficulty is probably in the range of 8c / +.
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