Spigolo Bonatti, new rock climb at Capo d'Uomo
A new rock climb at Tuscany's beautiful Capo d'Uomo (Argentario): Spigolo Bonatti (6a, 240m), established and introduced by the mountain guide Eraldo Meraldi.
"The obvious Capo d’Uomo arête exerts a strong draw as you observe it from the path that leads to this ridge, and gives the impression that it sinks straight down into the sea. I was very torn about whether to equip this or not, but then the idea of establishing a route about the magical Tuscan sea got the better of me. In the end I was relieved and while I rested close to the tower it occurred to me that I could dedicated the stupendous arête to legendary Walter Bonatti, whom I had the honour and fortune of meeting: a great man and one of alpinism's great, who spent many a day here at the Argentario.
I hope that every now and then his spirit rests above this splendid sea and continues to help all those who come to climb here love the mountains and adventure, and perhaps even dream a little bit... The rock is excellent whitish grey limestone with small pockets and numerous other feathers. The climbing is varied and satisfying, past corners and slabs, arêtes and pillars. The upper section contains an exciting, exposed traverse and this is the grand finale to this varied, intense and unexpected climb which is destined to become a great classic. Safe climbing!"
TOPO: Spigolo Bonatti, Capo d'Uomo
TOPO: the crag Capo d'Uomo, Argentario