Making the best of poor conditions, Stefano Ghisolfi ticked the first ascent of Hell’Avaro in Italy’s Tetto di Sarre.
“The conditions were not the best,” the 22-year-old Italian climber wrote on Instagram. “The rain didn’t stop.” So Ghisolfi chose to visit Tetto di Sarre, the only nearby crag that remains dry during storms.
Hell’Avaro is a linkup of Hell (5.13d) and L’avaro (5.14c), which Adam Ondra onsighted in 2011. Ghisolfi calls the route a 9a- (5.14c/d), writing on Instagram that the route was a “little harder than L’avaro, but not a full 9a.”
Ghisolfi has established other routes in the past, including TCT, a 5.14d linkup of L’extrama Cura (5.14b) and Base Jump (5.14a) at Gravere in northern Italy (see video below).
Rain didn’t stop, so Sarre is the only near destination where is possible to climb even if there is a storm. The conditions were not the best but I climbed a new connection from Hell to L’avaro, little harder than l’avaro, but not a full 9a (9a- could be a good grade! ) #e9climbing #campcassin #e9clothing #e9team #teamlaspo @e9clothing @lasportivagram #HRTeam @hrtholds
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Stefano Ghisolfi on TCT (5.14c/d):