Gabri Moroni climbs Coup de Grace

by Björn Pohl - UKC Apr/2011
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Coup de Grace, ~9a, Sonlerto, 45 kbCoup de Grace, ~9a, Sonlerto
Björn Pohl - UKC, Apr 2011
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Gabriele Moroni has made the coveted 2nd ascent of Dave Graham's Coup de Grace at Sonlerto, high in the Val Bavona, Ticino. Dave originally suggested 9a+ for this steep bouldery route, but Gabri managed to work out new and different beta which make the start boulder go from ~8B to ~8A, and consequently thinks the whole thing should weigh in around 9a or so.

Sonlerto, Val Bavona, Ticino, Switzerland, 85 kbSonlerto, Val Bavona, Ticino, Switzerland
© Björn Pohl - UKC, Apr 2011
The ascent was made in the 11th hour as it were, with the summer heat and bouldering World cups closing in rapidly.

Gabriele Moroni is sponsored by: Five Ten, E9 and Metolius

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