Laura Rogora fires Rèveille-toi, new 9a at Cueva of Collepardo
Roman rock climber Laura Rogora has made the first ascent of Rèveille-toi, 9a sports climb at the crag Cueva di Collepardo, Italy.
The crag Collepardo circa 1.5 hours southeast of Rome is increasingly becoming the testing ground for Laura Rogora. After her difficult first ascents La Gasparata in 2017 and Ercole in 2018, the 18-year-old Roman climber and leading athlete of the Italian climbing squad, has now made the first ascent of Rèveille-toi at Cueva di Collepardo. This new 9a is the direct finish to the 8c Il traverso dei sogni bolted by Roberto Podio.
"This direct finish was bolted by Bertrand Lemaire and I started gave it a go two years ago, but I started working it seriously only last September" Rogora told planetmountain.com "I managed to do it with just one rest, but then winter set in and the route started to seep, after which competitions began and I never returned. I tried it again on Saturday and immediately had good sensations, probably because of my winter training for competitions."
For photos of Laura on the climb check out andreadonato.com
Laura Rogora outdoors
12/2014 Ciccio Formaggio 8c Grotta dell’Aerenauta Sperlonga, repeat. Her first 8c aged 13.
04/2015 Il Corvo 8c, Ferentillo, repeat
02/2016 Grandi Gesti, 9a Sperlonga, repeat
08/2016 Wallstreet 8c Frankenjura, Germany, repeat
11/2016 Tomorrowland extension 8c+/9a, Cueva di Collepardo, first ascent
12/2016 Supercrack 8b+/8c, Cueva di Collepardo, first ascent
01/2017 Joe Blau 8c+, Oliana, Spain, repeat
01/2017 La Gasparata, 8c+/9a, Cueva di Collepardo, first ascent
02/2017 Joe-cita 9a, Oliana, repeat
03/2017 Ercole 8c/+, Cueva di Collepardo, first ascent
12/2017 It segid narg 8c+, Grotta dell'Arenauta Sperlonga, first ascent
04/2018 Sitting Bull 8c+/9a, Cueva di Collepardo, first ascent
01/2019 Esclatamasters 9a, Perles, Spain, repeat
06/2019 Rèveille-toi, 9a, Cueva di Collepardo, first ascent
Laura thanks her sponsors: CAMP, Wild Climb, Montura, Terra Cielo Mare
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