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Cristian Brenna onsights his one hundredth 8a.

30.03.2000 by

The Italian Cristian Brenna on top form as he onsights his one hundredth 8a.

Recent outings to the crags show that the Italian Cristian Brenna has been training hard this winter. Here is a short update of some of his most significant repeats.

100 Onsights
Most newsworthy is the fact that Brenna has now onsighted over one hundred 8a’s. Recent onsights include
'Ali Agca' 8a+, 'Diavolina' 8a at Arco, 'Linea virtuale' 8a at Fonzaso, 'Guido io' 8a (his one hundredth) at Castelbianco and 'Ari-yama' 8a.

Redpoints
Italy’s top routes have taken a hammering lately. Two 8c’s,
'Settimo senso', Cornalba and 'Alla ricerca della ventura', Sasso Pelo, were repeated and downgraded by Brenna to 8b+. At Bismantova he redpointed 'Fiorirosa' 8b, while in a whirlwind two day trip to the tiny 'Cubo' in the Aosta valley he redpointed 'La creazione' 8a+, 'Il tredicesimo guerriero' 8b/b+ and '4 Luglio', 8b/b+, sending these routes second go. 'La dura legge del cubo' 8b+ tested him a bit more, and he redpointed this one seventh go.

Boulders
Two 8a boulder problem repeats show that he is equally at home on short problems: the highly popular
'La boule', which he believes is 8a and not 8a+, and 'Rondelle dura' 8a. Both are located at Cresciano, a popular boulder area for Italians situated, funnily enough, in Switzerland.


There is an interview with Cristian Brenna (in Italian) within Protagonisti, Mnet >>>>

See Mnet's interview with Cristian Brenna in Italian >>>>
Brenna a Cuenca
Cuenca - Public Enemy 8b - photo Federica Balteri



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