Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has made the fourth ascent of First Round, First Minute 5.15b in Margalef, Spain. The first ascent was by Chris Sharma in 2011, followed by Adam Ondra in 2014 and the last send of the steep and short route was by Alex Megos in 2015. Megos needed only five days to make the send compared to Ondra’s 10.
After the first ascent of the 31-move route, Sharma said, “I had no expectations and wen I arrived at the loathsome reappoint crux, I didn’t think, just climbed and a few moments later I had the finishing jug in my hand. After so many times falling , I felt like I was in a dream. Its definitely one of my hardest routes, but the mental mountain I had to climb was really makes it stand out for me.”
FIRST ROUND FIRST MINUTE is done! Today I finally climbed my second 9b, FA by @chris_sharma some years ago and one of my favourite so far! After waiting 3 days because of the rain, the conditions were not perfect but everything went in the right way! Thanks to the 9b belayer @alexandermegos that brings good luck and @sara_grip for the everyday support. This is the dream! Video coming soon! 📷@paolosartophoto #lasportiva #e9climbing #epictv #fiammeoro #campcassin #bouldering #steghiso #rockclimbing #climbing #klettern #escalade #climbing_pictures_of_instagram @vertical.life.climbing