At Flatanger in Norway Stefano Ghisolfi from Italy has made the first repeat of Move Hard, a 9b sports climb put up by Adam Ondra in 2017.
As a sign of how much sport climbing has progressed in the last decade, Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated a 9b and defined it as a “side project.” The route in question, Move Hard at Flatanger in Norway, was established in 2017 by Adam Ondra while he was working Silence; in-between bouts on what was destined to become the world’s first 9c, the Czech also managed to send this linkup which connects the start of Move (9b/+) which the second crux of Silence.
Ghisolfi travelled to Norway towards the end of August to make some well-documented attempts on Silence. The 29-year-old succeeded in the main aim of the trip, namely to unlock all the sequences so as know what weaknesses would need specific training prior to returning to the cave next year, and towards the end of his stay he concentrated his efforts on the hitherto unrepeated Move Hard.
In keeping with the adage “last day, best day”, He sent the route a day before returning home to Italy. Writing on his social media account, the 29-year-old stated “In my life I would never ever imagined I would have a 9b as side project, but Silence puts everything in perspective.”
Stefano Ghisolfi 9b or harder
11/2015 – Lapsus 9b, Andonno, Italy, first ascent
01/2017 – First Round, First Minute 9b, Margalef, Spain
11/2017 – One Slap 9b, Laghel, Arco
01/2018 – La Capella,9b, Siurana
12/2018 – Perfecto Mundo 9b+, Margalef, Spain
12/2019 – Stoking the Fire 9b, Santa Linya, Spain, first repeat
09/2020 – Change 9b+, Flatanger, Norway, first repeat
01/2021 – Erebor 9b/+, Eremo di San Paolo, Arco, first ascent
08/2021 – Bibliographie 9c, Céüse, first repeat
12/2021 – The Lonely Mountain 9b, Eremo di San Paolo, Arco, first ascent
02/2022 – L’Arenauta 9b, Sperlonga, Italy, first ascent
09/2022 – Move Hard, Flatanger, Norway, first repeat