Welcome to Perfecto Mundo---an extreme 30-meter Catalonian route that defines the limits of sport climbing. It’s a brutal and unforgiving line that, in parts, allows the use of nothing more than a single middle finger. On December 7, 2018, The North Face’s Stefano Ghisolfi earned sent Perfecto Mundo after a solid 32 days at the crag, a year of training, trial, error… and a lot of intense preparation for his all-important middle finger.
The Italian climber is just the fourth person to send a route of that grade.
A battle between the two climbing stars! On October 13, in Massone, Arco, Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi will race to see who can make the first ascent of a 5.14d (or even harder!).
The 2018 Lead World Cup season heads into the homestretch after Kranj with only two more competitions to go.
Rock and Ice talks to Alex Megos, Chris Sharma and Stefano Ghisolfi about the world's newest 5.15c, climbed by Megos on May 9, 2018. Perfecto Mundo was a long-dormant project of Sharma's.
The climb is located in Massone, Arco, Italy.
It's the 24-year-old Italian's fourth climb circa 5.15b.
Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi makes the fourth-known ascent of Chris Sharma’s First Round, First Minute (9b/5.15b) in Margalef, Spain.
One of the few to have made the first ascent of a 5.15b route.