Stefano Ghisolfi climbs his long-term project Excalibur in Arco. The route, rated 9b+, is not only the hardest first ascent of the Italian climbing professional to date, but also the most difficult sport climbing route in Italy.
The potential 9c route Excalibur has been attracting the best climbers in the world to Arco for a year. Adam Ondra also followed the call of the heavily overhanging route with her micro holds. Now the strong Czech surprisingly gives up and says: Game over, I'm out.
With Stefano Ghisolfi, Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert, three of the world's best climbers joined forces in spring 2022 to wrestle an ascent of the potential 9c line Excalibur - without success. Will Bosi has been staying in Arco for a short time. After just one day, the strong Scot was able to do all 18 moves and climb the route in three stages.
The two top climbers Stefano Ghisolfi and Laura Rogora drill a new sport climbing route. Is that okay?
In his adopted home of Arco, Adam Ondra did what he loves to do and is also best at: onsight climbing. There are numerous hard routes in the Covolo sector, including Silvio Reffo's first ascent of La Musa (9a) or Guerriero Del Futoro (9a). You can see in the video whether the strong Czech was successful in his project.
With Wonderland (9b/9b+), Adam Ondra not only opened the most difficult route of his Wahlheim Arco this spring, but also the most difficult sport climbing route in Italy. Adam Ondra on his greatest achievement of the current year.
This video shows Adam Ondra's onsight ascent of the 8c+ route Solitary Souls in the Le Piazzole climbing area near Arco.
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