After an intense bouldering season, Gabriele Moroni
is back to routes!
Gabriele Moroni said (from MoonClimbing.com
"After WC in Birmingham I began to train for rope climbing and try to get back the resistance/endurance I had before the bouldering season. I worked hard for about two weeks and now I feel better on routes. Lately I wrote a list of the projects i'm psyched to try/send this year...One of the firsts was "Invidia", a classic 8b+ opened by Alberto Gnerro
back in 1998 at Donnas (North-West of Italy), one of the nearest crags from my town(about 1.5 hours). It's a bouldery route very reachy at the beginning, then the crux on a technical slab and finally a resistance part till the chain. I tried the route for the first time in February, I figured out all the moves but the pump was too much...
In the last weeks "Invidia" was on my mind! Today (08/04/2006) the weather was good, a bit warm but very windy. After school I drove with a friend till Donnas: a short warm up then a try on the route to put the draws and brush the holds. Ten minutes later I had another try: very quickly and without mistakes I climbed till the top... nice and hard route... four tries over two days...! ;-)Finally the route season started and tomorrow I'm going to Arco for the weekend to climb on some cool crags and to give a try at Underground...! "