Elias Iagnemma sends his 8B/C project in Poggio Umbricchio
A long fight for Extrasystole19 December 2018
Another great ascent in a fantastic year for the italian champion.
This 2018 has been a year full of great results for Elias Iagnemma: from the victory in the Italian Cup to his first 8C boulder and other relevant ascents, now arrived also the last result still lacking: a high level first ascent!
And here it is in Poggio Umbricchio, an hystorical boulder area in Abruzzo developed by the brothers Luca and Roberto Parisse.
Luca and Roberto indeed found and cleaned this project that Elias first tried last winter and climbed now, proposing a grade of 8B+/C.
Let’s know from his own words, as published on his Instagram profile, what Extrasystole is:
“Today it’s the day!! I have sent my old project Extrasystole! I think it’s possible 8b+\c... It was a long fight but in the end I did it. Thanks to Luca and Roberto Parisse for having found and cleaned this line a year and a half ago. Last winter the movements seemed impossible ... After 15 sessions of attempts I came to head... A line that climbs on flat sockets that only with a perfect grip can hold, because they seem to slip at every moment... I think is just one of the most beautiful lines that I have ever climbed .. Now I will focus on trying to join another 4 movements starting from the end of the boulder! Soon the video…”
Congratulations Elias for this further and valuable result…let’s wait for the video to see indeed the ascent of Extrasystole!
We also notice that just few days ago Elias visited the nice limestone boulder area of Huliveto Tanks. Here, in just 6 tries, he sent the powerful and fingery line of “Una notte da leoni”, 8B.