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"Ombre Atomiche" at Erto for Luca Zardini


On 8 March Luca Zardini climbs "Ombre Atomiche" 8a+ boulder at Erto

On 8 March Luca Zardini climbed the final pitch that was missing from his Erto repertoire: "Ombre Atomiche", an 8a+ boulder problem freed by Klem Loscot a few years ago. As Zardini puts it:

“Ombre is a very particular route. Even though it’s four meters high and has five bolts, it all boils down to six extremely hard moves. That’s why it’s given a boulder grade.

I tried Ombre Atomiche after a month dedicated to bouldering, with two trips to the Cubo in Valle d'Aosta where I climbed four 7c.

I then tried the moves much more seriously than during the few sporadic attempts in the past. Last Wednesday I got really close to sending the problem but failed. Then, after a rest day, I topped out with a shout of elation. Great!”


Zardini flashes Shalom 8b+ (10/10/2001) 
Zardini frees "The Big Mother" 8c+/9a at Erto (04/08/2000)

Luca "Canon" Zardini at Rock Master 2001 (photo PlanetMountain.com).





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