17 Jun Giuliano Cameroni: another 8C!
Fifth ascent of Daniel Woods’ boulder
As announced, the season has opened in Magic Wood and great results are starting to arrive!
The protagonist is Giuliano Cameroni, who yesterday finished the battle with a line that has been seriously engaging him since 2016. It is La Force Tranquille, a remarkable 8C first climbed by Daniel Woods in 2011 and then repeated only by Nalle Hukkataival, Ryuichi Murai and most recently by Jakob Schubert, who quickly climbed it in November and then sent a direct version too (La Force Tranquille Direct) of the same difficulty.
The climbers of this boulders therefore rise to five with this latest exploit by Cameroni, whose ascent process is well described on his Instagram profile:
“Started trying it in 2016. First epic moment was in 2018 falling off the topout due to a silly foot slip. Next day it snowed a meter or so and had to wait the whole winter. Seemed like it was a matter of tries to get it done but in 2019 and 2020 it didn’t work out. This season, after focusing on improving the crimp power, the line felt doable again and on the 2nd try I found myself on top! Although I exactly knew the moves the send go felt very hard. Amazing moves and great feeling to connect them all together.”
Bets on the next ascents in the Wood? Let’s see what will happen in the next few days!