Qui io vado ancora, new route in Perù by Pedeferri, Palma, Pavan
On 12 July the Italian Ragni di Lecco Simone Pedeferri, Fabio Palma and Andrea Pavan made the first ascent of "Qui io vado ancora" 7c max, 7a oblig with two pitches of A1 in Peru's Quebrada Rurec valley.
The Italian Ragni di Lecco Simone Pedeferri, Fabio Palma and Andrea Pavan are currently exploring the granite walls in Peru's Quebrada Rurec valley where on 12 July they made the first ascent of "Qui io vado ancora" 7c max, 7a oblig with two pitches of A1.
The 15 pitch 540m route is located at 4100 - 4600m and took 8 days to prepare and climb. It follows a series of slabs up the compact granite wall with fairly run-ou pro at times. The final three pitches follows the cracks to the summit with "a fantastic final 6c+ pitch, a 40m+ crack at 4600m with breathtaking exposure."
The new route forms part of the "Liberi in Libera" project which represents a sort of exploration journey to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Ragni di Lecco association. "Qui io vado ancora" is the latest creation to add to "Le berbere et la gazelle" (Todra Gorge, Morocco by Simone Pedeferri, Marco Vago and Cesare Bugada), "E non la vogliono capire" (Supramonte di Balnei, Sardinia by Fabio Palma, Matteo Della Bordella and Domenico Soldatini and "Il mio nome è nessuno" (Precipizio di Strem, Val Bodengo Italy by Marco Vago and Simone Pedeferri.
Photo: Fabio Palma freeing the 4th pitch, exposed 7a.