Italian climber Gabriele Moroni and friends are hard at work developing a new crag close to the city of Trento in the Italian Dolomites. Gabri describes it as an incredible wall of black and white limestone with 6 routes 8c or more that are still projects. I climbed two 8c's and one 8b+, and another friend climbed another 8b+. Now I'm super syked for this 9a project I bolted. This project is about 28 meters, pretty steep and has many pinches. it's a 10 meters 7c/c+ to a 10 move 7C+/8A boulder then a good but awkward rest with a footjam in a big pocket, then 8A boulder no doubt. And of course 100% natural no sika! It would be a great achievement for me to have bolted and be the first to send an all natural route of this difficulty. Unique in italy!*
*Apparently that's not entirely true. We got an email from a reader: "I just read the news about Gabri's new crag. Just want to say that all the routes that we bolted in the Bronx, Domusnovas (For example Marina super star, 9a+/b, and Campo con corvi, 9a) are all natural, and, like they, ALL the crag's routes."
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