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Stefano Ghisolfi’s First Ascent of Ultimatum (5.15a)

The climb is located in Massone, Arco, Italy.

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After sendingĀ UltimatumĀ (9a+/5.15a), in 2016, Ghisolfi wrote on Instagram, “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 but definetly harder than any 9a). The route starts on Underground, goes through Reini’s vibes, downclimb a bit of Pietra Murata, 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.”


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