Ultimatum, 9a+, first ascent by Stefano Ghisolfi

Stefano Ghisolfi on Ultimatum, 9a+, Massone, Arco, 71 kb
Stefano Ghisolfi on Ultimatum, 9a+, Massone, Arco
© Ghisolfi coll.
Stefano Ghisolfi has made the first ascent of Ultimatum, 9a+, in the Pueblo sector at Massone, Arco. Perhaps not the most striking of lines, but very difficult indeed.

Finally I sent the last connection in Massone! This is the hardest route in Arco, I called it Ultimatum and the grade could be 9a+ (not as hard as Jungle Boogie [9a+, Céüse] but definitely harder than any 9a).

The route starts on Underground [9a], goes through Reini's vibes [8c/+], downclimb a bit of Pietra Murata [8b+], goes on the crux of L'ultima pietra and the last tiny crimps of Stonehenge, with more than a hundred moves! ( I fell once at the last one). Pretty unique in its genre, this is my second hardest FA ever.

Recently Stefano made the first ascent of Thunder Ribes, 9a, which takes quite a similar line.

His hardest route to date is his own Lapsus, 9b, at Andonno, put up in early November 2015

Stefano Ghisolfi is sponsored by: Cassin, E9 and La Sportiva

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