Off the Wagon Sit (Ground) 8C+ Giuliano Cameroni

Thursday, 27 May

Giuliano Cameroni has done his fourth 8C+, Off the Wagon Sit in Valle Bavona, after some 80 sessions during six years. "Stand start from the ground from the same hold as the sit from the wagon. The difficulty doesn’t change but this way the line is nicer and more logical." In practice, he actually moved the wagon aside.

On Insta he gives the full great story how much the mental state impacts your climbing. Here is part of the lessons learnt. (c) Rainer Eder

"The day of the send, a sudden change happened: I was sitting underneath as always when I realized that I had a choice between having fun or desperately trying again. This realization put me in a great state of flow free of negative vibes and fear of failing. Right after I missed the final jug, which was my highpoint, and instead of getting mad I started laughing. I knew I was approaching the boulder the right way, so I stayed calm and happy. The next try I climbed it. Everything connected and all of a sudden I was standing on the top. A great sense of joy pervaded me and I remember wondering how it could happen so effortlessly when I had tried it for so long."

So what is next?
Next is La Force Tranquille, The Understanding and Hazel grace sit.

The Swizz is taking about two 8C's and doing the Sit FA of an 8B+ stand start. Previously, he has done eight 8C and harder FA's.

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