New Adamello rock climb by Tomasoni and Bariani
In August 2013 Gianni Tomasoni and Sibilla Bariani made the frist ascent of "I sogni di Baku" (VII 300m), a new rock climb up the SE Face of Corno Gioià in Val Adamé (Lombardy, Italy) dedicated to Rocco Belingheri.
After having established Gioia' nell'Anima in 2012, this August Gianni Tomasoni and Sibilla Bariani forged another new route up Corno Gioià in Val Adamé in memory of the Italian Mountain Guide Rocco Belingheri. Opened ground-up, the new route I sogni di Baku - Baku's dreams - is a demanding climb in a grandiose and solitary setting. The route breaches the compact granite slabs and vertical cracked corners to reach the red summit tower.
I SOGNI DI BAKU by Gianni Tomasoni
Another dream has came true! After establishing Gioia' nell'Anima last year we promised we'd return to this magical paradise to put up another new route, this time on the beautiful pillar to the right of the large corner that slices down the "Horn".
So in August our dream came true with "I sogni di Baku", the route we've dedicated to Rocco "Ruki" Belingheri, the Mountain Guide also known as "Scalvina" who left us for good last July. We wanted to remember him for all those moments we shared together, for when we met in the mountains, endlessly exchanging memories...
Corno Gioià is considered one of the most beautiful peaks in the entire Adamello massif. Located in a wild and solitary setting, its forked summit dominates the entire Salarno / Adamè watershed and is hidden from view right up to the last moment. In particular the airy alpine ridge that runs North-East and South-West is of great interest.
The first is an elegant and sharp ridge first climbed in 1941 by Vitale Bramani and Ettore Castigliani; this descends from the summit to Bocchetta dei Camosci and joins Corno Triangolo's SE Ridge. The second climb, first ascended in 1981 by Severangelo Battaini and Pericle Sacchi, forms the Corno pre-summit and joins the long watershed that runs all the way to Cima Coppellotti.
"I sogni di Baku" climbs the SE Face of Corno, to the right of the Gran Diedro route. It was climbed ground-up and offers varied and demanding climbing in a grandiose and solitary setting. The route breaches the compact granite slabs and vertical cracked corners to reach the red summit tower.
Despite being equipped with pegs and bolts, the route should not be considered modern climb; you really do need how to place natural pro and, given its setting and long approach, is recommend to competent alpine parties.