Interview with Stefano Ghisolfi after his repeat of Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ at Margalef in Spain considered one of the most difficult sport climbs in the world. After Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma and Alexander Megos, the 25-year-old climber from Italy is now only the fourth climber to master these difficulties.
For many of his 32 days on the route, Ghisolfi found himself sending through the mono, only to slip off the pinch. But today things worked out perfectly. He told Rock and Ice about the moment he latched the crux pinch, “It seemed unreal, when I grabbed the pinch I couldn’t believe it because I fell many times there.”
It’s at the entrance of Cuvier (Font) that Charles Albert added recently a new testpiece with the sit-start of classical 7C+ “Hypothèse”. You need to sit at the ground without crashpad with a fragile undercling for going again on the edge of the stand start and finish in that one (aphysical one on slopers graded 7C+). Charles gives 8C+ as grade.