8c+ 2nd go and more by Laura Rogora

18 October 2022

Laura Rogora reports on Insta that she has done a 2nd go ascent of Roberto Podio's recent 8c+ FA, Vertical park (8c+) in Collepardo. The day before she did the FA of 80 ghisa 9a. This is an 80-move link-up where she added a traverse bolt in between a short 8b and Unchio L2. The latter is a 60 moves route she made the FA of eleven days ago and thought was a soft 9a. Now the 21-year-old says better beta has been found so Unchio L2 should be considered 8c+.

Ten days ago, she also repeated Adam Ondra's Pungitopo 8c+/9a in Arco on her 4th go. "Perfect rock + amazing moves = one of the best lines in Trentino", she commented on Insta.

Which route did you like the most and which one did you find the most challenging?
The most challenging was definitely 80 ghisa. The one I liked the most was Pungitopo, the line and the rock is outstanding. Even Mental trip is a superb line but unfortunately the rock is not always perfect.

What's next for you?
I will climb in Santa Linya for 10 days at the end of October and then on November 7th, we will start the (Olympic) preparation with the Italian team in the new training center.

Laura has done roughly 20 routes 8c+/9a to 9b and if you factor what she and others have climbed over just the last two years, she is probably among the Top-20 global sport climbers, male or female. She has won two World Cups which puts her in the talented company of other top rock and comp performers, Janja Garnbret and Anak Verhoeven.

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