Elias Iagnemma climbs Burden of Dreams (9A)

Elias Iagnemma secures the fourth ascent of the 9A boulder Burden of Dreams in Lappnor. The Italian bouldering specialist used a completely new beta to decipher Nalle Hukkataival's test piece.

His persistence paid off: Elias Iagnemma climbs Burden of Dreams (9A). The strong Italian is behind Nalle Hukkataival, Will Bosi and Simon Lorenzi only the fourth climber to climb the world's first 9A boulder.

Finally it's done! What a night and what a fight. I am at a loss for words. A dream came true.

Elias Iagnemma
On the Top: Elias Iagnemma has repeated Burden of Dreams (9A) and can hardly believe it himself.
On the Top: Elias Iagnemma has repeated Burden of Dreams (9A) and can hardly believe it himself.

Elias Iagnemma was on the verge of promotion last year. This winter he traveled to Lappnor again to finally be able to close the capital. In an attempt at the beginning of March, the climb almost worked - it only flew off at the very last hold.

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Video: Elias Iagnemma's almost climb from the beginning of March

However, persistent bad weather forced the Italian to end his stay in Finland early. After conditions improved, he recently traveled back and was finally able to string together the Burden of Dreams moves.

Burden of Dreams: With a new beta to get through

In this project, Elias Iagnemma not only demonstrated an extraordinary amount of perseverance and motivation, but also a large portion of creativity. In contrast to Bosi and Lorenzi before him, who were strongly based on Hukkataival's beta, the Italian developed a completely new movement sequence.

His variant, consisting of seven moves, gives Burden of Dreams a completely new dynamic in contrast to the previous 5-move beta - and, at least from the outside, looks smoother. The following video provides exciting insights into Elias Iagnemma's project planning process.

Uncut Video: Elias Iagnemma repeats Burden of Dreams in Lappnor

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