More tough European repeats from Edu Marin, Stefan Carnati, Mina Morkovic and Sachi Amma
- Friday 27th November 2015
Nov 27th; 2015
Following our report earlier this week on hard new routes we now bring details of some significant repeats by Edu Martin, Stefan Carnati, Mina Markovic and Sachi Amma.
Edu Marin celebrating with is dad after doing the fifth ascent of Chilam Balam.
After the fourth ascent of Chilam Balam (F9a+/b) by Dani Andrada earlier in the month we can now report that Edu Marin has notched up the fifth ascent of the Spanish test-piece. Having worked the route with Dani, Edu finally sent the monster route with his dad on belay duty!
Stefano Carnati on Coup du Grace (F9a). Photo by Tomaso Viganò
Meanwhile – and as reported by Planet Mountain here - Stefano Carnati, a 17-year old emerging Italian climber, has been making a name for himself in Switzerland. Previously in 2014, when aged just 15, he did Deus Irae (F8c+) at Cubo, Claro. Now, aged 17, Stefano has just succeeded on Coup du Grace (F9a); a 2005 Dave Graham route; the second ascent of which was made by Gabriele Moroni in 2011. The c.20m high route apparently kicks-off with a Font 8a boulder problem. Since then Carnati has been back in action at his home crags where he has repeated Charlie and the Cats (F8c+) in the Valcamoncia area.
Mina Markovic on Histerija (F8c+). Photo Luka Fonda
Mina Markovic has been busy since she opened her Misja Pec account earlier in the month (click here for that report). Markovic’s latest conquest is Histerija (F8c+) which she climbed on her third-go! PreviouslyMarkovic had climbed Mind Control (F8c/+) at Olianna. Given she climbed Histerija on her third attempt it’s clear that she should be able to continue her upward march through the grade and break through into the magic F9a grade.
Sachi Amma on Water World (F9a). Photo Luka Fonda
Sachi Amma has also been in action at Misja Pec following the Kranj leg of the Lead World Cup event climbing Water World (F9a) on his forth go. The route lies in the big cave at Misija Pec and was first done in 2014 by Domen Škofic.