"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 its four meters high and has five bolts, it all boils down to six extremely hard moves. Thats why its 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)