I giochi della mente 9a FA by Stefano Folgarait

Friday, 9 April

Stefano Folgarait, who previously has done four 8c+ to 9a FAs, has done the FA of I giochi della mente 9a in Potrich after trying it for some 25 sessions.

"A route, practically perfect with beautiful sequences and a great variation of holds. One of my best FAs. I bolted this route about five years ago at a crag near my home and at the first time I wasn't even sure it was possible at all, so I never tried it again. Then this year with the stop to travel for covid-19 I started to try it again. The ascent was really unexpected. I couldn't believe it when I for the first time passed the crux."

Could you please say something about the Potrich crag and how many crags and routes in total you have bolted?
Potrich is divided into five sectors and for now there are about 50 routes in total. All the crags I bolted are located in Terragnolo valley (40 minutes from Arco) and for now, the only crag I have published is Al Castello. The other crags are not yet public because they are not finished. In total, I have bolted and made about 100 FA routes from 7a to 9a.

So how come you have focused on doing FAs instead of not repeating hard lines in nearby Arco?
Because in my opinion is more gratifying to make something new. I think I was very lucky to have so many virgin rocks near home. But I also like to try other people's route. I have some project in Arco.

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