Gabriele Moroni climbs The Essential, 9aby Björn Pohl - UKC May/2012
This news story has been read 5,075 times
Gabriele Moroni, from Novara, Italy, has made the 3rd ascent, after Markus Bock and Adam Ondra, of The Essential, 9a, at the Luisenwand in Frankenjura, Germany.
The route is not very steep, but on the other hand there aren't an awful lot of things to hold on to, and what's there isn't very good. In other words (Markus' to be precise), it's "technical, fingery and hard".
It was bolted way back in the 80s by Klaus Buechele, worked by Werner Thon in the 90s and freed by Bock in 2008.
Apparently Gabri, who is no stranger to hard, fingery climbing, fell five times on the last move, before finally making the ascent.
Tonight's Friday Night Video is another great piece of work from UKC user David Linnett of Bald Eagle Productions. Climber... Read more
Over the hill? The wrong side of 40? Too many birthdays? Age is often used as an excuse to slow down and pursue less adventurous... Read more
11 year-old Josh Ibbertson has climbed his first 8a+ with an ascent of Primeur de Luxe in the Frankenjura, Germany whilst on a... Read more
Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Supernova, 9a+/b, at the very steep Planetarium in Frankenjura. The crux comes at... Read more