Sonnie Trotter, Tommy Caldwell and Josh Wharton have climbed a new six-pitch line on Sicily’s Monte Monaco. The name of the route was decided after a shout out on social media generated some 50 responses, one of which was chosen.
The trio named their new route, You Cannoli Die Once and graded it 7c/+ (5.12d/13a). The route was established over two days by the three climbers who are known for their cutting-edge ascents.
Before the new Italian route was named, Trotter posted a Facebook note asking for name suggestions, here are a few:
European Family Vacation, Al Dente, Cappuccino Espresso Pepperoni Pistachio, Holy Cannoli, Realizationoli, Mario and Luigi, and Gabbagoo.
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In the end, Julie Molinaro suggested the name You Cannoli Die Once.
You Cannoli Die Once climbs an aesthetic line of tufas, one which Trotter says everyone will enjoy.
Trotter has left Sicily, but his European trip continues into Switzerland and then France.
You Cannoli Die Once
Source: Planet Mountain