Adam Ondra e Stefano Ghisolfi Talk

Una bella chiacchierata, in inglese, tra due grandi campioni dell’arrampicata: Adam Ondra e Stefano Ghisolfi.

«It was a bit weird to talk to Stefano in English, our conversation is usually in Italian. We went back in time marvelling about how we first met and started to attend international competitions. We were actually both born in February 1993, so we were joking that because I am two weeks older I have the advantage of extra training. What do you think is the hardest route Stefano managed to campus (climb without using feet)?

What is the hardest route I could climb blindfolded? We agreed we both share this urge to compete and to tackle the challenge of climbing in front of a crowd. I enjoyed hearing Stefano’s stories, for example, one of his first days on the rock in Tetto di Sarre, Aosta valley. He thought he would go for a 7a and fell a few moves from the anchor. Later he found out that the 7a was just an intermediate anchor and all the way to the top it was 8a+.

So he almost onsighted 8a+. The talk is packed, we went through so many topics. We chatted deeply about the satisfaction of climbing a route we bolted ourselves and then even bigger satisfaction when someone repeats the routes, our love for Arco (Stefano and I, we are both Garda Trentino ambassadors), bolting and climbing Change in Flatanger, future plans and more. Join us, we will be happy.

Così e come descrive Adam Ondra la sua chiacchierata con Stefano Ghisolfi.

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Adam Ondra meets Stefano Ghisolfi Timecodes:

00:00​ Intro

01:28​ First meeting with Stefano; youth competitions

05:10​ How Stefano started to climb; urge to attend competitions

08:37​ Stefano’s first try to send a route on a rock in Aosta Valley

10:27​ Campusing routes – as a bet for a pizza and because of a knee injury

12:26​ Adam climbing blindfolded

13:58​ Attending first World Cups and climbing competitions

19:38​ Competitions as a form of training helping to improve rock climbing

20:32​ Stefano as the first one to sent 9b Lapsus in Andonno and Adam’s repetition

23:42​ Hardest climbing route in Arco, Italy – Eremo di San Paolo; first Stefano’s bolted route

26:07​ Stefano’s move to Arco with Sara; Adam’s first time in Arco; love for Arco

28:33​ First visits of Rock Master wall in Arco

31:13​ Stefano establishing hard routes in Arco; bolting and repeating routes; Erebor, Bus de la Stria in Arco

35:14​ King’s line project; kneebaring

38:01​ Bolting and climbing Change

46:08​ Flatanger – climbing projects to return to

48:49​ Stefano’s perfect gloves; climbing with gloves

51:31​ Outro Italiano»