|In mid-September the Italian Rolando Larcher made the first ascent of the "La Grande Onda - Big Wave". Located deep in the Dolomites on the Torre Sprit, this 500m route clocks in at 8a. Larcher is well-known for his hard multi-pitch ascents, including Hotel Supramonte in Sardinia. According to Larcher this route represents a step forward with respect to many of his previous routes, for this line is characterised by long run outs, even after crux moves. |
LA GRANDE ONDA - BIG WAVE
Pale di San Martino (Dolomites)
Torre Sprit, 2392 m, SW Face
Ascent: Rolando Larcher, Michele Paissan, Maurizio Zanolla - Summer 2002.
Length: 500 m - 10 pitches
Gear: 2 x 60m ropes, 12 quickdraws, medium sized nuts for the 10th pitch.
Grade: 8a max, 7b obligatory.
The route: 6c, 7c, 7c, 7a, 8a, 7b, 6a, 6c+, 7a+, IV° .