Pietro Vidi does his third 8C

12 September 2023

Pietro Vidi has done Peace Corps (8C) in Valle Bavona after projecting it for five sessions. The 20-year-old, who was #3 in the Italian Championship, is #7 in the 8A ranking game.

Can you tell us more about the ascent?
I was actually not planning to do any boulders in bavona, just some multi pitches, but once I checked out the moves of the bloc I immediately got hooked. I could already do good links in the first session but eventually I needed more time than I thought because of the super warm whether but it somehow worked out! The crux revolves in two weird and technical moves so it’s pretty tricky to give it a grade, but I definitely think is low end.

One year ago, you had done one 8B+. How can you explain the great progress having done ten 8B+ or 8C the last year?
I think doing a big amount of training during the winter in preparation of the comp season is what really keeps me progressing, then switching to the rock is a bit tricky to just re-learn some super specific skills, but once the comp season has ended i can see my level on rocks going up week by week! I would just like the comp season to end when ticino one begins😅

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