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|Brief news from the Italian climber Alessandro Lamberti, who continues to repeat (and make first ascents) of hard routes around Europe. |
Starting from the most recent happenings, on 3/11he managed to make the first repeat of "Die hard" 8c at Ferentillo's Gabbio. First climbed by Stefano Finocchi, this bouldery monodoigt testpiece put of all for 8 years.
"Zandalee" at Grotti is similar in stile, and the initial Fb7c+ boulder and steep roof resulted in a powerful 8b+/8c. Lamberti made the first ascent in mid-October. No fuss.
A month earlier Lamberti had travelled to France to repeat some of Ceuse's hardest. Ascents included, amongst others, "La cronique de la haine" 8c at Sector Biografie. No doubt there'll be more to come...
Â Â Portfolio Zandalee
Â Â Lamberti repeats Hugh 9a
Â Â Climbing at Grotti
Alessandro "Jolly" Lamberti climbs "Zandalee" 8b+/8c at Grotti.
photo Alfredo Smargiassi