Home page Planetmountain.com
News

arrowSilvio Reffo flashes Mind Control at Oliana

Silvio Reffo sending Joe Blau at 8c+ at Oliana, Spain
Photo by Mauro Giordani
INFO / links & info:

Silvio Reffo flashes Mind Control at Oliana

07.02.2013 by Planetmountain

At Oliana in Spain Silvio Reffo has succeeded in flashing Mind Control.

Young Italian Silvio Reffo has saved the best till last during his Spain trip with Gabriele Moroni and now checks in with a flash ascent of the famous Mind Control at Oliana. The route was originally graded 8c+ but over the years it seems to have slipped to 8c, and Reffo himself told us that having flashed it, he felt he had to record it as 8c. But this is of minor importance since "the route remains a beautiful line."

Clearly conditions on 5 February were amazing as on the same day Garbiele Moroni sent Joe Blau, the 8c+ bolted by Joe Kinder, freed by Chris Sharma and repeated in December by Reffo. Moroni now describes it as "one of the longest routes I've ever climbed." Which isn't hard to believe since the chain is reached after linking something in the region of 95 (!) moves.

Share this page

SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
FORUM
CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments
  • Combinazione Temporale + Arco + Fantabosco
    Solo per precisare e per dovere storico: la fessura data com ...
    2015-08-06 / Marco Blatto
  • Gente di Mare
    Via bella e impegnativa. Concordo con i commenti precedenti. ...
    2015-08-03 / Niccol%C3%B2 Antonello
  • Via Africa
    Via bellissima su roccia ottima. molto psicologica poichè d ...
    2015-07-20 / luca genio
  • Via Cassin
    Stupenda salita, Cassin e Ratti sono stati due folli a salir ...
    2015-07-15 / seba dezu