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|Luca Canon Zardini has done it once again! On the 6th of October the Italian effectively remote-control flashed Shalom, 8b+ at Covolo, one of Italy's hardest crags. |
This is what he had to say about his ascent and 2001:
After three years absence I returned to Covolo, the great crag near Vicenza which, in the past, has been the scene of some my best ascents. These include Progetto in 92, Federic le Magnifique in 97 and Nagay (just 4 attempts) in 1998.
Despite poor conditions I flashed the crags most recent addition, Shalom 8b+. Or, to put it better, my ascent was more via remote-control then flash, as I hadnt seen anyone try the route. Instead I carried out the sequence of moves while my belayer, Luigi Billoro, shouted them out to me.
Im really pleased with this ascent and it comes about thanks to my training regime. In competitions this year, for various reasons, Ive failed to do myself justice.
Shalom can be added to another 8b at Ceuse which I flashed, Lami de tut le Monde and my on-sight of Parana 8a/8a+ at Cala Gonone in Sardinia. And this year I also climbed Diabloluna 8c fourth try and re-repeated The last way 8c/8c+ at Erto after the famous hold broke off.
Bye for now. Canon