Barbara "Babsi" Zangerl und Jacopo Larcher klettern "Anna Kournikova" (8b+) trad

After “Greenspit”, Barbara “Babsi” Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher were able to climb another hard trad crack with “Anna Kournikova” 8b +. The route is a 12 meter long horizontal roof in the Vallone di Piantonetto. Tom Randall, known as one of the Wide Boyz, has first ascented the crack in the Valle dell’Orco in Italy, the “little Yosemite” of Europe, in 2013. He named the route after Anna Kournikova, the Russian tennis player. “In the late 2000s, whilst developing new routes in Orco Valley with Pete Whittaker, I came across this mega steep roof next to a waterfall in a small valley called Val Piantonetto. From the road I could see there was a crack in it, but until I walked up to the base I couldn’t see the size of the amazing splitter right through the centre. Oh my God, it was like my own European ‘Cobra Crack’.” says Tom Randall to his route @blackdiamond @lasportivagram @vibram @powerbar Photo: Jacopo Larcher

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