Home page Planetmountain.com
Alessio Roverato climbing Giallomania
Photo by Matteo Mocellin stroryteller labs
Alessio Roverato climbing Giallomania
Photo by Matteo Mocellin stroryteller labs

Giallomania, Alessio Roverato and Angela Carraro climb new route on Monte Spitz


Giallomania (290m, 7c/8a, 7a obl.) the new rock climb first ascended between March and October 2014 by Alessio Roverato and Angela Carraro up the west face of Mount Spitz in Val Gadena (Valsugana, Italy). The report Alessio Roverato and the route topo.

Those who know me know that I have a serious weakness: you could call it Giallomania, yellowmania. That attraction, sometimes irresistible, towards yellow rock faces... So here I am, dangling off one of the most repulsive sections of the west face of Monte Spitz on what seems to be an upside down staircase. But while the attraction is strong when my feet are firmly on the ground, it’s a completely different matter when up up there, in the middle on this yellow sea, trying to escape via a line that goes free.

Perhaps it’ll be easier after that roof? Hmm… will I manage to get past it without "tumbling" too often? I certainly hope so… It’s always the same questions that run through my mind as I rest for a second on the last piece of pro. And what would have happened had I given the grey slabs a go, instead of following this unhealthy whim of tackling the yellow rock? Surely that would have been better? But now it’s too late, I’m started and so I’ve got to finish the business. Next time though I’ll choose something different, yellow rock can go to hell! But deep down I know that the next time will be exactly like this one… It’s an illness, this Giallomania.

I experienced all of this with Angela who, apart from accompanying me in life, accompanies me to these places, a bit snubbed and forgotten by most, but always wonderful.

by Alessio Roverato

TOPO: Giallomania, Val Gadena, Valsugana

Alessio Roverato thanks SCARPA, Climbing Technology and Montura

Other routes by Alessio Roverato in Valgadena:
- Sopra il teatro
- Cara
- La gioia nel silenzio





Full text search


EXPO / Products
EXPO / Company News
Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.

Subscriber to receive the weekly newsletter with all the latest news from planetmountain.com

Recent Comments Ice
  • Distensione
    Via sportiva molto bella, dalla linea logica, in ambiente su ...
    2017-09-14 / Michele Lucchini
  • All-in
    Francesco Salvaterra e Filippo Mosca 27 gennaio 2017, probab ...
    2017-02-02 / Francesco Salvaterra
  • Una via per te fatta in tre
    Prima ripetizione effettuata il 3/11. Da rettificare la diff ...
    2015-11-13 / maurizio piller%20hoffer
  • Via Hruschka
    Salita il 18 marzo 2015 con Alice, Federico e Stefano. Via v ...
    2015-03-20 / Giovanni Zaccaria