Stefano Ghisolfi is currently in Flatanger and trying ‚The Change‘ (9b +). He could climb the first part yet. This part is graded with 9a+/ b and is about 25 meters long.

For Stefano, if he is successful, it would be the route in grade 9b +, after ‚Perfecto mundo‘ last year.

The entire route „The Change“ is probably the world’s first climbing route with difficulty level 9b + (French) or XII− (UIAA) and was first climbed on October 4th, 2012 by Adam Ondra. The approximately 50 meter long route was also set up by Adam Ondra in the “Hanshallaren” cave near Flatanger in Norway and has not yet been repeated.
„I know it is just the half of the dream, but it is an important goal anyway, the first anchor of Change (Change P1 9a+/b) is done

Now I just have to climb it again, and add the second and very long part (still a 9a after the first anchor) to achieve the Full Change, but it seems now more possible than ever!“

Photo: (c) Sara Grippo