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Stefano Ghisolfi makes the world's first 9c+
OffLine 8a.nu
  2018-04-02 00:00:00    
Stefano Ghisolfi, #2 in the World Cup 2017, comes with the amazing news that he has done the world's first 9c+. The preparation was partly done in a new virtual reality iper gravity room.

"Unbelievable. I never told anything about this project, I always tried it secretly to avoid more pressure on myself, and finally everything worked. I tried this route so many times since I moved to Arco that it took all my energies, and more than 50 days. It is impossible to count every attempt, they are just too many.

I believe this is the hardest thing I’ve ever tried, and, for sure, the hardest thing in the world. I want to thank my new sponsor, NASA, that built a iper gravity room for my training, without their special training facilities the 3m diagonal jump of the route wouldn’t be possible. (in the picture, the double swing after the jump). Special thanks go to Sara, that taught me yoga and meditation, that I use to levitate during the only rest of the route, to reduce my weight and rest better on the two crimps.

Fortunately, I had the possibility to recreate the route and climbing it in virtual reality before the real send. For all these reasons, I want to propose (and confirm, since I climbed it twice for the pictures) the first 9c+ of the world, and call it Pelirpa, like the goddess of sacrifice, patience and fishing, because it took me a lot of time and mental strength."
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OnLine Opi Brey
  2018-04-01 03:33:18    
quality news at it best.
OffLine John Render
  2018-04-01 04:21:17    
Opi, think of the date.
OffLine Franz the Stampede
  2018-04-01 18:09:23    
April's fools overlapping with Christian Easter.
OffLine John Render
  2018-04-01 19:20:43    
Actually, the article did not report one key part of the climb. As the photo reveals, Stefano did the entire route one-handed.