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Nike style for Traversi

© Carlo Traversi

A while back, Carlo Traversi repeated Jade, a short powerful problem he feels warrants 8B+. Yesterday he did Aslan, also 8B+, but so very different. Where the former is about power the latter, with 24 moves, is all about power endurance. What's more, he did it with only one pad and no spotters. I caught up with Carlo for a brief chat.

Hey man, Aslan! Good job! Thanks

Quite different compared to Jade. Seems you can do it all now. Getting there, Big worm [also 8B+] tomorrow. The 8B+ weekend perhaps.

Impressive stuff! Do you feel you climb better on your own? Lately it's been easier to rely purely on my own motivation. No distractions.

I totally understand. I just feel that... well, you need to have a strong head when you have no spotters. Yeah, definitely. The last move on Aslan could potentially be very dangerous.

A strong head or a helmet... Did it feel safe tho'? power to waste? It wasn't the best conditions...but I was committed to completing it from the first move

Mind over matters then Seems to be the case these days. Or rather getting into the right mental state to "execute".

Nike style Haha, yeah

Here's the video.


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4 Jul, 2010
Sounds like an awesome effort.
4 Jul, 2010
Its a nice bit of climbing, just a shame about the music.
4 Jul, 2010
What does "Nike style" mean?
5 Jul, 2010
"Just do it"
5 Jul, 2010
well done, really nice !! but, it's a real V14 to him? he did it from the first try?
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