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.
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GREENSPIT! A few days ago my friend Francesco Deiana and I could both redpoint the legendary route Greenspit in Orco valley. This route has been a dream of mine since when I watched the movie "First ascent" back in 2006. I could never believe one day to be able to climb it!! Follow my stories and the account of @karpos to find out more on the route and our ascent! 💣🔝🔥 . 📷 by @aircold . @karpos @kong.italy @borealoutdoor @dfsportspecialist @terracielomare @ragnidilecco #asporteyewear #greenspit #orcovalley #valledellorco #tradclimbing #tradisrad