Four weeks ago, the strong Ticino Giuliano Cameroni was able to crack one of Cresciano's oldest tough projects: Don't Look Up (8b+/c). Now there's the video for the first ascent of the highball.
Even bouldering greats like Bernd Zangerl or Dave Graham were involved in this project in the Bouldering Mecca in Ticino Cresciano tried - without success. started last year Giuliano Cameroni and Clément Lechaptois to plan the line seriously.
A few weeks ago they found the right beta for the Crux. A few sessions later, Giuliano Cameroni landed the First Ascent of Don't Look Up (8b+/c). "One of the coolest crimp lines around," he concludes.
Video: Giuliano Cameroni boulders Don't look up (8b + / c)
Difficulty range instead of a fixed degree
As for difficulty, Cameroni thinks it's better to give a difficulty range. "For Don't Look Up, for example, this could be 8b+/c." It remains to be seen how other climbers think about it.
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Credits: Cover picture Rainer Eder