10 January 2012
After the first repeat on January 3rd last year by Enrico Bonino and Giancarlo Bazzocchi of the link Ice No Thanks + Gelati M7/4+/R in Valeille in Cogne (Aosta Valley), there have been several ascent of the link by ice climbers including the strong "veteran" Max Piras
Enrico Bonino, for accuracy of information would point out that:
1 – The M8 pitch of Gelati only has one spit (by hand) (which – I believe - was used to make a belay a few meters off the ground at the beginning of the hard section, from which the photo was taken on the Damilano’s topo) and the following part is protected with fast protections, largely removed (the bolts) during the ascent of Haston. (at least when rappelling it seemed to be so, and even Damilano’s topo it seems to me to confirm it).
2 - Ice no thanks is PARTLY equipped to spit ... to integrate with friends in some points on both the first and second pitch.