[VIDEO] Committed: Episode 2
Babsi Zangerl and the 8b+ of Greenspit30 July 2021
Another motivation pill on one of the most famous trad lines in Europe
As expected, from the Black Diamond youtube channel we can enjoy the second episode of the Committed series, starring Barbara Zangerl!
After the first episode dedicated to Sprengstoff, 9a, in this episode we move to Valle dell'Orco, historical location of Italian climbing on all fronts, from bouldering, to multipitch, to trad routes.
In this case it is precisely the latter discipline ... and if we talk about trad in Valle dell'Orco the first name that comes to mind is that of Greenspit, the exceptional ultra-overhanging crack that, with its 8b+, it is also one of the most challenging trad lines in the world!
The name of this route is a story itself: initially bolted with green spits indeed, these protections were then removed and in 2003 Didier Berthod managed to free this project in pure trad style. Twelve meters in what is truly an almost horizontal roof and which have become a symbol of this valley, as well as one of the most popular lines among trad specialists.
In this video, Babsi, accompanied as always by her partner Jacopo Larcher, shows us the process to conquer the first female ascent of Greenspit, facing the intense movements of this difficult crack. The ascent was reached in October 2020, and with it Zangerl has thus written another important result in its already very rich palmares.
In addition to this climb, this video is also a celebration of Valle dell'Orco and its climbing wonders, a treasure for any climber who wants to approach this magical and legendary granite!