Italian Trad IS Rad

Thanks to Rock and Ice for this one, some Italian guys get burly on a sick looking trad line that had been bolted. They take care of the offending hardware with an ingenious looking device, and then get down to business. And in case you’re wondering, the line checks in at about 13+. PROUD!

The doors – Cadarese from RAGNI DI LECCO on Vimeo.

3 Responses to Italian Trad IS Rad

  1. Such a beautiful line. Really awesome that they chopped the bolts.

    I think on my next trip to HCR I may have to lead climbs on gear that originally went on gear but were later bolted.

    Scott Strong July 7, 2011 at 5:03 am Reply
  2. well actually the line had been already redpointed using trad gear (ie not using the bolts) by two swiss guys, who rated it 7c+. Everyone is still wondering how it gained and a half solid grades in the de-bolting process.

    livellozero July 7, 2011 at 10:33 am Reply
    • Hmm, sounds a little strange, thanks for the insight.

      BJ Sbarra July 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm Reply

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