9th club: Ondra, Ghisolfi and Gambaro

Nice ascents for Adam, Stefano and Matteo

22 March 2022
Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi and Matteo Gambaro on their grade 9 projects.

The Ondra-Ghisolfi couple is increasingly becoming an award-winning company in all respects. Climbing together they exchange methods, motivate each other and raise the level of their climbs badly. In fact, increasingly harder pitches are emerging in the Arco area and gradually become milestones of Italian crag climbing. Obviously, they are not the only ones to create new challenges, the Trentino area attracts talents and climbers from all over the world. In fact, it was here that Gabriele Moroni freed Trofeo dell'Adriatico, a pitch of 9a+ which is already a great classic. Between one project and another Stefano Ghisolfi dedicated himself to this route and with great commitment he conquered the second repeat, right after Adam Ondra. The Czech talent, on the other hand, took a break from the Trentino projects and went to another mythical place due to the high difficulty: Covolo. Right here he climbed Guerriero del futuro, a pitch originally graded 8c+. After some holds were broken, Ondra rated the pitch as a full 9a.

The Italian Matteo Gambaro spent a few days in Séranon, a spot that he defines as really excellent for the winter. After having climbed two 8bs, he dedicated himself to trying an exponentially harder pitch, called Comité d'accueil. After a short time he managed to climb it, adding another 9a to his resume.

From athletes’ IG page

Alessandro Palma


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