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Alessandro Jolly Lamberti making the first ascent of La Morte 8c at Pietrasecca
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Alessandro Lamberti frees La Morte 8c at Pietrasecca

29.10.2009 by Planetmountain

Alessandro Jolly Lamberti has made the first free ascent of "La Morte" 8c at Pietrasecca, bolted 22 years ago by Andrea Di Bari.

Interesting revival for the extremely strong Roman climber Alessandro "Jolly" Lamberti, who freed an old project bolted in 1987 by Andrea Di Bari at Pietrasecca. The route is situated above the sector "Lola Falana" and breaches the massive overhanging. The route lid dormant for 22 years and Lamberti managed to free the route after just a couple of attempts.

Andrea Di Bari commented: "First of all congratulations to Jolly, it's high time someone finally climbed it. I think it's a splendid line, a dream... I bolted it in 1987, 22 years ago and I attempted it every now and then (it wasn't easy to find someone willing to break their back on the hanging belay) until spring '88 when I left the Rome area and Pietrasecca, where I haven't climbed and more, and moved to Ferentillo. I managed to climb thr route with one rest at circa half-height. I remember it was extremely difficult for me at the time and another problem was being able to try it only once each time since I didn't want my belayer to wait for ages on the hanging belay."

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