Alexander Feichter discovers Sid Lives at Nago, Arco
South Tyrolean climber Alexander Feichter has repeated Sid Lives, the 9a sports climb put up by Gabriele Moroni at Nago, Arco, Italy.
Some years ago, 2013 to be precise, I climbed my first 9a, Witch of Darkness at Drittelsand close to cose to Luttach in the Ahrtal. In 2015 I climbed my next 9a, Underground at Arco, while in 2016 I climbed my third one, The Walking Dead.
Afterwards I sent some 8B+ and 8C boulders and got more and more into this short style of climbing. As a result I decided to try Gabriele Moroni’s Sid Lives at Nago. It's only 7 meters high, 40° overhanging, bouldery and intense. The line really inspired me and on 15 May I managed to send it!
Lines as short as this one really inspire me and, if you think about it, there aren’t that many this short! Routes such as Hubble (1990), Action Directe (1991) and The Fly (2000) are old, short and historic and might be comparable in terms of style; Alexander Megos or Gabriele Moroni have done more of them than me, maybe they can compare them! All I know is that this was my first 7m rope climb. An interesting experience!