Old 8c+ by Ondra
by Björn Pohl - UKC Mar/2009
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Adam Ondra has often showed he isn't affraid to try old school test-pieces, even if they're not the most appealing. On a visit to Cornalba, Italy, he made the (as far as I know) 4th ascent of Beppe Dallona's Les Sindicalistes, 8c+. Beppe did the FA back in 1995, tentatively giving it 8c+/9a, meaning it was, at the time, one of the hardest routes in the country. It has previously only been repeated by Cristian Brenna, in 2001, and Stefano Alippi, in 2003.
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Adam climbed the slightly overhanging route 2nd go and also put up an 8c+, Riti Tribali, as well as an unnamed 8c.
Photo: Beppe Dallona on 'Les Sindicalites', by G. M. Besana