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Luca Zardini, Maurizio dall'Omo and Christian Casanova
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Luca Zardini frees Il Falco 8c+ at Laggio di Cadore

18.07.2013 by Planetmountain

On 14 July Luca 'Canon' Zardini made the first ascent of Il Falco 8c + at the crag Laboratorio at Laggio di Cadore, Dolomites, Italy.

Luca Zardini continues to impress; on Sunday the 41-year-old from Cortina made the first ascent of Il Falco 8c + at Il Laboratorio at Laggio di Cadore in the Italian Dolomites. The route is an extension to Space, was bolted by local climber Christian Casanova and climbs a further 25m up spectacular rock. Il Falco gets the same 8c+ grade as the nearby Scarspace, freed by Zardini in 2012.

To free the route, Zardini needed "time, patience, perseverance and anger. But just like the flight of a "falcon", the experience was wonderful....!". On his blog Zardini explained "Patience due to having to wait for almost a year for the route to come into condition after such a rainy autumn and snowy winter; perseverance to keep motivated and want to continue trying the line and work out the right moves in the difficult upper section; anger to return to top form to send this super physical 50 metres. The moves are both unique and spectacular and make it another gem."

To find out more check out lucacanon.blogspot.it

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