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Follie Belliche on Cima Ceremana, a first redpoint in winter, sort of...
15.03.2014 by Rolando Larcher

Follie Belliche on Cima Ceremana, a first redpoint in winter, sort of...

On 13 March Rolando Larcher and Luca Giupponi made the first free ascent and first winter ascent of Follie Belliche (330m, 7b+ max, 6c+ obl.), the route they established on 30/08 and 21/09/2013 up Cima Ceremana (Lagorai, Dolomites). The report by Rolando Larcher.

Escalador Selvatico, new climb up Acopan Tepui in Venezuela by Larcher, Oviglia and Giupponi
20.02.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia

Escalador Selvatico, new climb up Acopan Tepui in Venezuela by Larcher, Oviglia and Giupponi

At the end of January and the start of February 2014 Rolando Larcher, Maurizio Oviglia and Luca Giupponi made the first ascent, and first free ascent, of Escalador Selvatico (7c+ max, 7a+ oblig, 630m) up the North Face of Akopan Tepui in Venezuela.

Fisioterapia d'urto, new climb in the Brenta Dolomites by Larcher, Giupponi and Sartori
21.11.2013 by Planetmountain

Fisioterapia d'urto, new climb in the Brenta Dolomites by Larcher, Giupponi and Sartori

Fisioterapia d'urto (350m, 7c+/8a max, obligatory 7b) the new route put up by Rolando Larcher, Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori on the North Face of Cima Dagnola (2195m, Brenta Dolomites) and freed in August by Larcher, Giupponi and Herman Zanetti. The report by Luca Giupponi.

First repeat of Üç Muz in Turkey's Aladaglar massif
13.09.2013 by Maurizio Oviglia

First repeat of Üç Muz in Turkey's Aladaglar massif

Turkish climbers Zorbey Aktuyun and Evren Kirazlı have carried out the the first repeat of Üç Muz (650m, 8a), the route first climbed in 2005 by Rolando Larcher, Maurizio Oviglia and Michele Paissan up the East Face of Demirkazik, Ala Daglar, Turkey.

A Fish as a present. Attraverso il Pesce by Maurizio Oviglia
11.09.2013 by Planetmountain

A Fish as a present. Attraverso il Pesce by Maurizio Oviglia

A legendary rock climb as a birthday present: via Attraverso il Pesce, the Fish route up the South Face of Marmolada. A pretext to remember once again that climbing and alpinism are a never ending evolution between dreams and reality.

Invisibilis on Marmolada, the long history of a new route by Larcher and Vergoni
27.08.2013 by Planetmountain

Invisibilis on Marmolada, the long history of a new route by Larcher and Vergoni

Rolando Larcher and Geremia Vergoni recount the birth of Invisibilis (405m, 7c+ max, 7a+ obl.), the new route established over 5 days from 2009 to 2011 up the south face of Marmolada di Ombretta (Dolomites) and freed by Vergoni on 26/06/2012 and repeated by Larcher on 11/09/2012. A route that breaches fantastic rock up an outstanding face and that recounts the evolution and a style of climbing.

L'uovo di Colombo, new route on Monte Cimo
02.07.2013 by Rolando Larcher

L'uovo di Colombo, new route on Monte Cimo

Rolando Larcher recounts his first ascent, carried out in mid-June together with Herman Zanetti of L'uovo di Colombo up Monte Cimo in Val d'Adige. A 200m route that breaches the obvious large roofs with two different options: hard 7a+ and soft 7a+.

Valerio Ballardini and the crag Bus de Vela
09.06.2013 by Planetmountain

Valerio Ballardini and the crag Bus de Vela

Video by The Vertical Eye about Valerio Ballardini, one of the most active bolters of the crag Bus de Vela at Trento, Italy.

Monte Santu, Baunei, Sardinia. Two new routes by Larcher & Oviglia and Giupponi & Sartori
03.06.2013 by Planetmountain

Monte Santu, Baunei, Sardinia. Two new routes by Larcher & Oviglia and Giupponi & Sartori

Two new 8a multi-pitch climbs on Monte Santu, Baunei, one of the last virgin crags in Sardinia: Vertigine Blu" (275m, 8a max, 7a+ obl.) established by Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori and "Blu Oltremare" (315m, 8a max, 7b obl.) established by Rolando Larcher and Maurizio Oviglia. Both climbs were established ground-up from on 14/16 and 18 May 2013 and then redpointed on 20/05/2013. The report by Maurizio Oviglia.

Luce di Primo Mattino, Larcher makes first free ascent on Piccolo Dain
17.05.2013 by Planetmountain

Luce di Primo Mattino, Larcher makes first free ascent on Piccolo Dain

On 18/04/2013 Rolando Larcher made the first free ascent of Luce di Primo Mattino (435m, max 8a obl. A0), the route established by A. Andreotti, B. Menestrina e M. Furlani in 1991 on Piccolo Dain (Sarca Valley, Italy).

Aladaglar, two new Turkish rock climbs by Larcher, Giupponi, Sartori
26.11.2012 by Planetmountain

Aladaglar, two new Turkish rock climbs by Larcher, Giupponi, Sartori

In July and August 2012 Italian climbers Rolando Larcher, Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori returned to Turkey's Aladaglar massif where they established and freed "Nessuno" (470m, 8a+ max, 7b obligatory) up the North Face of Cima Vay Vay and "Radio Eksen" (200m, 7c max, 7a+ obligatory) in the Cimbar Valley.

Hotel Supramonte, do masterpieces age? The story of extraordinary maintenance of an extraordinary climb
14.11.2012 by Maurizio Oviglia

Hotel Supramonte, do masterpieces age? The story of extraordinary maintenance of an extraordinary climb

Maurizio Oviglia reports about the recent rebolting of the famous rock climb Hotel Supramonte. Established in 1998/99 by Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani, Sardina’s famous multi-pitch has now been restored to its former glory by Larcher and Oviglia, with the new stainless steel bolts placed (obviously) in exactly the same place as the original ones.

Water and rock 2012, the Sardinian climbing meeting at Roccadoria Monteleone
10.10.2012 by Maurizio Oviglia

Water and rock 2012, the Sardinian climbing meeting at Roccadoria Monteleone

The climbing meeting "L'acqua e la roccia" will take place on 20 and 21 October 2012 at Roccadoria Monteleone, Sardinia.

Ala Daglar, climbing in Turkey through the eyes of Petit and Bodet
18.09.2012 by Maurizio Oviglia

Ala Daglar, climbing in Turkey through the eyes of Petit and Bodet

Arnaud Petit and Stephanie Bodet recently climbed in the Ala Daglar massif in Turkey where they carried out, amongst others, the first repeat of Red moon and Star put up by Rolando Larcher and Luca Giupponi.

Bavella 2012, two new rock climbs in Corsica by Giupponi, Larcher, Oviglia and Sartori
25.05.2012 by Maurizio Oviglia

Bavella 2012, two new rock climbs in Corsica by Giupponi, Larcher, Oviglia and Sartori

At the start of May 2012 in Corsica's Bavella massif the Italians Rolando Larcher and Maurizio Oviglia made the first ascent of Vecchia Felpa on Punta U Peru (190m, 7c max /RS2/I) while Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori made the firts ascent of Tafunata Galattica up the Contrafforti di Punta A Muvra (185m, 7b+ max 1 section FB7B/RS2/I). The route topo, report, team spirit and the fascinating Bavella by Maurizio Oviglia.

Sintomi strani, new climb in Corsica by Della Bordella and Bacci
14.04.2012 by Planetmountain

Sintomi strani, new climb in Corsica by Della Bordella and Bacci

In the Bavella mountain range in Corsica Matteo della Bordella and David Bacci have made the first ascent of Sintomi strani and have repeated De Rerum Natura, established by Rolando Larcher and Maurizio Oviglia.

Via Cembridge, first winter ascent by Giupponi, Larcher and Leoni
22.03.2012 by Planetmountain

Via Cembridge, first winter ascent by Giupponi, Larcher and Leoni

From 25 - 27 January 2012 Luca Giupponi, Rolando Larcher and Fabio Leoni carried out the first winter ascent (and first on-sight) of Via Cembridge (550m, 7b+ (6c obligatory) up Cima Margherita, Brenta Dolomites, Italy.

La Banda del Buco, new route on Monte Pellegrino, Sicily
28.06.2011 by Planetmountain

La Banda del Buco, new route on Monte Pellegrino, Sicily

On 5-6 April 2011 the Italians Rolando Larcher, Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori established La banda del buco (175m, 7a+/7b max, 6c+ obbl.) a new route up the North Face of Antro della Perciata on Monte Pellegrino (Palermo, Sicily).

Pompa Funebre, new route by Larcher, Giupponi and Sartori on Monte Pellegrino, Palermo
25.05.2011 by Planetmountain

Pompa Funebre, new route by Larcher, Giupponi and Sartori on Monte Pellegrino, Palermo

On 31/03 and 01/04/2011 Rolando Larcher, Luca Giupponi and Nicola Sartori completed the first ascent of Pompa Funebre (150m, 8b max, 7a+ obligatory). The route had previously been started by Larcher, Giupponi and Maurizio Oviglia up the NE Face of Monte Pellegrino (Palermo, Sicily).

Red, Moon and Star, new route on Kizilin Bacì by Larcher and Giupponi
02.12.2010 by Planetmountain

Red, Moon and Star, new route on Kizilin Bacì by Larcher and Giupponi

In October 2010 Rolando Larcher and Luca Giupponi established Red, Moon and Star (8a/8a+ max, 7b obl., 400m) up the North Face of Kizilin Bacì (Ala Daglar, Cappadocia, Turkey).

AlexAnna, Punta Penia, Marmolada: first free ascent by Rolando Larcher
14.10.2010 by Planetmountain

AlexAnna, Punta Penia, Marmolada: first free ascent by Rolando Larcher

On 14/07/2010 Rolando Larcher and climbing partner Tiziano Buccella carried out the first free ascent of AlexAnna (740m, 8a+ max, 7a+ obl.), up the Pilastro Lindo on the SW Face of Punta Penia on the Marmolada, Dolomites. Larcher had established the line with various partners over 6 days during 2007 and 2008.

Camaleontica, new trad route in Sardinia by Larcher and Oviglia
20.07.2010 by Planetmountain

Camaleontica, new trad route in Sardinia by Larcher and Oviglia

On 14 and 21 June 2010 Rolando Larcher and Maurizio Oviglia established their Camaleontica (290m, 7a+ max 6c+ obbl.), a new trad route up the North Face of Punta Cusidore, Supramonte, Sardinia

De rerum natura, new route by Oviglia and Larcher at Bavella, Corsica
06.05.2010 by Planetmountain

De rerum natura, new route by Oviglia and Larcher at Bavella, Corsica

On 16 April Maurizio Oviglia and Rolando Larcher carried out the first free ascent of De rerum natura (230m, 7c max, 7a obbl, /RS2+/II) on Punta u Corbu at Col de la Bavella, Corsica.

New route on K7 for Larcher, Leoni, Cagol and Orlandi
21.09.2009 by PlanetMountain

New route on K7 for Larcher, Leoni, Cagol and Orlandi

On 10 August the Italian expedition Karakorum 2009 comprised of Rolando Larcher, Fabio Leoni, Michele Cagol and Elio Orlandi completed their new route The Children of Hushe (1100m, 7b A2) up the West Pillar of K7 (Charakusa Valley, Pakistan). On 14/08/2009 Rolando Larcher and Fabio Leoni carried out a fast repeat of Nayser Brakk (5200m).

Umbras, Punta Cusidore: Sardina loves climbing
02.07.2009 by PlanetMountain

Umbras, Punta Cusidore: Sardina loves climbing

On 15 June Rolando Larcher and Maurizio Oviglia carried out the first free ascent of Umbras (300m 8a max, 7b+ obl.). They had made the first ascent of this rout up the N Face of Punta Cusidore (Sardinia) in 2008.

Videos of the Trento Filmfestival
30.04.2009 by Planetmountain

Videos of the Trento Filmfestival

The videos from the WebTV section of the Trento Filmfestival 2009 are online, from Chris Sharma to Patrick Edlinger, Manolo, Kurt Diemberger, Marco Confortola, Fabio Leoni, Rolando Larcher and many, many more.

Masada Sass Maor, first winter ascent by Larcher and Leoni
10.03.2009 by Planetmountain

Masada Sass Maor, first winter ascent by Larcher and Leoni

From 27 - 28 February 2009 Rolando Larcher and Fabio Leoni carried out the first winter ascent of via Masada (1260m, VIII, A0) on the East Face of Sass Maor (Pale di San Martino, Dolomites). The story by Larcher and video of the ascent.

AlexAnna, new route by Rolando Larcher on Marmolada, Dolomites
29.09.2008 by PlanetMountain

AlexAnna, new route by Rolando Larcher on Marmolada, Dolomites

At the end of August 2008 Rolando Larcher completed AlexAnna (700m, 8a+/8b, 7b obl.), a new route up Pilastro Lindo on the SW Face of Punta Penia (Marmolada, Dolomites).

Central Tower of Paine new Italian route in Patagonia
20.02.2008 by Planetmountain

Central Tower of Paine new Italian route in Patagonia

On 07/02/2008 Rolando Larcher, Fabio Leoni and Elio Orlandi reached the summit of the Central Tower of Paine, Patagonia, via their new route called 'El Gordo, El Flaco y l'Abuelito' (1250m 7a+, A3+).

Mezzogiorno di fuoco in Sardinia by Rolando Larcher
31.05.2007 by Planetmountain

Mezzogiorno di fuoco in Sardinia by Rolando Larcher

On 6 May Rolando Larcher carried out the first free ascent of Mezzogiorno di fuoco (270m, 8b max, 7c obligatory) on Punta Giradili, Sardinia. The route had been established by Larcher together with Maurizio Oviglia and Roberto Vigiani in 2006.

'Osa, ma non troppo', Cerro Cota 2000 (Paine, Patagonia)
01.03.2007 by Planetmountain

'Osa, ma non troppo', Cerro Cota 2000 (Paine, Patagonia)

From 21 - 26 January 2007 the Italians Elio Orlandi, Michele Cagol, Fabio Leoni and Rolando Larcher made the first ascent of "Osa ma non troppo", a 700m line up the E Face of Cerro Cota 2000 (Torres del Paine, Patagonia). A beautiful route, great company and a fantastic adventure lived to the beat of the over 40’s hardmen.

Guvercinlik Valley, Turkey: new routes for Sterni, Florit, Larcher and Oviglia
06.11.2006 by PlanetMountain

Guvercinlik Valley, Turkey: new routes for Sterni, Florit, Larcher and Oviglia

During the first half of August 2006 the Italians Mauro Florit, Marco Sterni, Rolando Larcher and Maurizio Oviglia traveled to Turkey's Guvercinlik Valley in the Ala Daglar massif where they established four new routes.

Larcher frees Via Bepi Mazzotti on Dain
16.10.2006 by PlanetMountain

Larcher frees Via Bepi Mazzotti on Dain

On 2 October Rolando Larcher made the first free ascent of "Via Bepi Mazzotti" on the Piccolo Dain (Sarca valley, Italy).

Rolando Larcher celebrates 25 climbing years with new 8c
19.05.2006 by PlanetMountain

Rolando Larcher celebrates 25 climbing years with new 8c

Rolando Larcher celebrates 25 climbing years by climbng 25° 8c at Celva, Trento.

'La cruna dell'ago' free
07.11.2005 by Andrea Giorda

'La cruna dell'ago' free

On 23 September Rolando Larcher, Maurizio Oviglia and Andrea Giorda, made the first free ascent of their "La cruna dell'ago" on the SE face Ancesieu (1885m, Vallone di Forzo, Gran Paradiso).

Larcher and Vigiani repeat Sur le fil des apparences,
30.09.2005 by PlanetMountain.com

Larcher and Vigiani repeat Sur le fil des apparences,

On 14/09 Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani made the first repeat and first on-sight of 'Sur le fil des apparences', first ascended in 2003 by Philippe Mussatto and Rémy Duhoux on the Specchio di Sara Pillar on the south face of the Marmolada, Dolomites.

Ala Daglar, Turkey, two new routes for Larcher, Oviglia, Paissan
04.08.2005 by Maurizio Oviglia

Ala Daglar, Turkey, two new routes for Larcher, Oviglia, Paissan

In July 2005 Rolando Larcher, Maurizio Oviglia and Michele Paissan made two first ascents in the Ala Daglar mountain chain (Southern Anatolia, Turkey): “Uc Muz”, 650 m, 8a max, 7b obl. on the east face of Demirkazik (3757 m); and “Mezza luna nascente” (270 m, 7c max, 7a+ obl.) on the east face of Parmakkaya (2880m).

Sardinia update
18.06.2004 by Maurizio Oviglia

Sardinia update

New routes in Sardina. Rolando Larcher frees "Il vecchio e il mare" 8b Millennium cave.

Larcher makes solitary winter ascent of Cima Ovest
08.03.2004 by Planetmountain.com

Larcher makes solitary winter ascent of Cima Ovest

On 15-16/02/2004 Rolando Larcher made a solitary winter ascent of Akut on the impervious north face of the Cima Ovest di Lavaredo

Larcher, Oviglia, Paissan rock Morocco
11.11.2003 by Maurizio Oviglia

Larcher, Oviglia, Paissan rock Morocco

From 6 - 27 October 2003 the Italian climbers Rolando Larcher, Michele Paissan and Maurizio Oviglia established Sul filo della notte (7c+ max; 7b obl) in the Taghia gorge, High Atlas, Morocco.

Rolando Larcher rides
05.10.2002 by Maurizio Oviglia

Rolando Larcher rides "La Grande Onda - Big Wave"

On 14/09 Rolando Larcher the Italian Rolando Larcher made the first ascent of the "La Grande Onda - Big Wave"

Larcher and Vigiani on the Marmolada
29.08.2001 by Andrea Gallo

Larcher and Vigiani on the Marmolada

On 12/08/01 Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani redpointed their project of the SW Face of the Marmolada.

Pietro Dal Pra', first free ascent of Hotel Supramonte
09.11.2000 by PlanetMountain.com

Pietro Dal Pra', first free ascent of Hotel Supramonte

On 3/11/2000, Pietro Dal Prà freed 'Hotel Supramonte', the route established by Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani in the Gole di Gorropu, Sardinia

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