Opera Buffa follows a logical line up the East Face of Monte Colodri and was established ground-up over a period of 4 days in 2020, before being free by both first ascensionists in April 2021.
Halfway up pitch 1 the route crosses
Variante Groaz (1976), on pitch 4 it crosses Involution (Maurizio Giordani, 1987); furthermore, pitch 6 shares the belay of Katia Monte. After having completed the route we added some bolts, such as the easy exits of some pitches, to avoid being insulted by those who repeat the line.
The name of the route, Opera Buffa, is intended as a tribute to Patrick Edlinger's magical Opera Vertical; we’re fully aware of the fact that our small climbs are almost comical and somewhat clumsy when compared to the those of the great artists who, in the past, really showed us how to dance up a rock face.
Reach Arco, Italy
From Arco reach the swimming pool and continue to Pizzera California. The route starts 20m to the left of via Barbara (name at the base).
P1: 6b+, 45m
P2: 6c, 20m
P4: 7a+, 30m
P6: 6c+, 35m
P8: 6c, 20m
P9: 6c+, 25m
Recommended on foot via the path that descends to Arco; alternatively 7 abseils, some 55m long, taking care to start 10m to the right of the exit of the route (sling with maillon rapide), heading to one of the belays of Via Katia. Clip bolts during the third abseil (on P6) as this is traverses decidedly.
First repeat by Elio Mazzalai, Nicola Cont and Sebastiano Merz on 25 April 2021.
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