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Giuseppe Pippo Nolasco climbing Ground Zero 9a at Tetto di Sarre in Valle d’Aosta, Italy
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Alberto Gnerro climbing his Ground Zero 9a at Tetto di Sarre, freed in September 2002.
Photo by Stefano Mosca

Giuseppe Nolasco sends Tetto di Sarre's Ground Zero, his first 9a

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At Tetto di Sarre in Valle d’Aosta, Italy, Giuseppe Pippo Nolasco has repeated Ground Zero, his first 9a sports climb.

Ground Zero at Tetto di Sarre in Valle d'Aosta is fast becoming a route of "firsts." First ascended on 11 September 2002 by local hotshot Alberto Gnerro and hailed as the first 9a in Italy, in 2013 this climb became Stefano Ghisolfi’s first 9a and, in 2017, it also became Julia Chanourdie’s first 9a.

34-year-old Giuseppe 'Pippo' Nolasco recently repeated this power-endurance test and, in doing so, he has now climbed his first 9a. The redpoint comes after five 8c+: Vortex at Gajum, Alien Carnage at Castillon, L’Avaro at Tetto di Sarre, Noia at Andonno and SS 26 at Gressoney.

Nolasco recounted: "I tried Ground Zero for the first time in 2011, I immediately had good vibes and actually after a few weekends I fell off the last hold as I couldn't clip the chain. Then for years I didn't try it again, just one short session in 2017 and a more attempt in 2018. But after a great winter training, finally on 7 April I sent my first 9a, Ground Zero first ascended by Alberto Gnerro."

Nolasco thanks Doc Rock and Five Ten

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