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Watch 2019 Sends of Famous Greenspit Crack

Greenspit in Valle d’Orco, Italy, is one of the most famous roof cracks in the world. The 12-metre splitter was first climbed by Didier Berthod with pre-placed gear at the grade of 5.14a. It originally had a few green bolts protecting some moves.

The second ascent was by Nicolas Favresse, third by Tom Randall and fourth by Stevie Haston. “All three repeaters thought 8b+ a little generous,” ukclimbing.com reported in 2009. Haston reported the route is 5.12 with a V8 move at the end.

On April 18, Francesco Deiana and Matteo Della Bordella sent the steep line while placing gear. Bordella said, “For me, Greenspit is a legendary pitch. When I saw the film First Ascent for the first time in 2006, I didn’t even know what crack climbing meant.” Watch the 2019 sends below.

Greenspit 2019

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