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Scarian wrestles with the Gladiator 8c+

05.02.2004 by

On 26 January Riccardo Scarian freed "Il Gladiatore" 8c+ at Fonzaso, Italy.

On 26 January Riccardo Scarian freed "Il Gladiatore" 8c+ at Fonzaso, Italy. The route in question is an extension to the existing "Belfagor" 8b+, and climbs a steep fingery wall past 50 moves to a boulder crux finish.

Scarian attempted the route 30 times in 2003, falling off the final move a depressing 16 times before spring arrived, rendering the project impossible. Crisp, cold conditions this January and strong fingers seem to have made the difference.

Il Gladiatore
Fonzaso (BL)

length: 35 m
moves: 50
grade: 8c+
description: overhanging wall, small edges.

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Riccardo Scarian climbing "IL Gladiatore" 8c+, Fonzaso (BL)
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