Barely first time already repeated. Adam Ondra could now secure the first repetition „Trofeo dell’Adriatico“ by Gabriele Moroni. Adam confirmed the Grad 9a+ for the technically demanding slab climbing.
„I have had a few great days in Arco, climbing a lot, juggling between trying (almost) impossible projects, trying more possible projects and visiting new areas trying to onsight or climb something quickly on 2nd go. A few weeks ago, @gabrimoroni made the FA of an obvious project, bolted by David Lama. So obvious you can almost see it from the main square of Arco! Gabri invested 30 sessions into the project and did a great job to turn this project into an instant classic kind of route
The route is defined by an obvious crux 2/3 of the route on bad pinches, with some powerful 8b+ to get there and a spicy and resistant finish on tufa It took me 2 days to get it done (plus I tried it many years ago when it was not cleaned), I got very close on my first day, but I had to return for the ascent after a rest day. Nevertheless, definitely check out the last meters, which I pretty much underestimated in terms of endurance and I barely made it to the anchor.
It was a great day with @steghiso who was really close to send and who is on the belay. Thank you, David and Gabri for letting us climb on this gem!“
The route „Trofeo dell’Adriatico“ was bolted about ten years ago by a certain David Lama, who released the project for Gabriele. Already after the first lockdown in 2020, he came up with the idea to take care of this line at the „Hotel Olivio“. A few cleanups later, it was ready to go, but only now Gabriele was able to finish the s bad pinch slab climb and classifies it as 9a+.