Silvio Reffo 8b+ onsight at Margalef
During a brief climbing trip to Spain the Italian climber Silvio Reffo has onsighted his first 8b+, Super Vixens at Margalef.
First 8b+ onsight for Silvio Reffo, the talented Italian sports climber who during a quick trip to Spain managed to send Super Vixens at Margalef. So after his extended holiday last year (that resulted in 9a redpoint and 8c flash) this season he settled for a lightning fast onsight trip.
"To escape from the continuous downpours in Italy" six days climbing at six different crags were on the agenda; Margalef, Siurana, Santa Linya, Oliana and Perles and the results are startling. The only disappointment: Escalatamasters 9a was impossible due to wet holds at Perles "a fantastic crag with very compact limestone and ideal for those who climb 7a or harder." The climbs he sent are listed below. What remains to be said is, as always, the trip to Spain was positive not only from the point of view of the grades sent. "Yeah, the trip was short" Reffo confirmed "but I certainly recharged my batteries and I'm now ready for the next season and loads of projects outdoors!"
Super vixens 8b+, onsight, Margalef
Transilvania 8a, onsight, Margalef
Nina mala 8b, second go, Margalef
Pati pami 8b, onsight, Siurana
La Ruta del sole 8b, onsight Santa Linya
8a+ onsight Oliana
China crisis 8b+, second go, Oliana
Thanks to La Sportiva, Ferrino, adidas eyewear, C-lover