Stefano Ghisolfi climbing at Entraygues, France
Björn Pohl - UKC, 25 Aug 2014
© Albi Gotta
Stefano Ghisolfi, Italy's highest ranked competition climber, has repeated Enzo Oddo's La moustache qui f‚che, 9a+, at Entraygues, not far from Briancon, France.
I had a chat with Stefano.
So, Stefano, you have just climbed your first 9a+. Congrats, you must be in good shape!
So, the route... Can you describe it?
Wow, must be pretty bouldery then! (Stefano is a very strong boulderer)
I can imagine... So, did you do any specific training for the route or did you get better by simply working it until it gave up?
Thanks a lot Stefano and good luck in the World Championships next month!
After the World Championships an even bigger and more important challenge awaits Stefano. He along with Sean McColl and others will represent Europe competing against one American and one Japanese team in the American Ninja show... This does sound a bit strange as Sean was from Canada last time I checked.
Here is a video from when Stefano repeated Chris Webb Parsons' Belly of the beast, ~8B+/C, at Raven Tor.