28 March 2023

Philipp Gaßner does Trofeo dell'Adriatico, making it his first 9a+

Philipp Gaßner, who did his first 8c (+) at age 14 in 2014, has sent Trofeo dell'Adriatico (9a+) in Arco. (c) Michael Picculruaz

Can you tell us more about Trofeo?
I tried the route for the first time last year. Adam‘s video made me psyched to try it. I really liked it so I finally came back this year for a few short trips. On day four I fell very close and I knew I could do it. Then I did it on day seven with a good flow :) The route is amazing, it is mostly about pinches on tufas and the rock is rough and very fun to climb!

What's next?
There are a few routes in Tyrol, Weisse rose and Qui that I would like to climb. Otherwise, I want to do some trips but I don’t have any exact plans yet.
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