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Caterina Bassi Sends 5.13b Offwidth Roof Crack

Caterina Bassi has climbed Turnkey Crack, a steep offwidth in a roof at the popular Cadarese in Val d’Ossola in Piedmont, Italy. It was first redpointed by Sean Villanueva in 2010. The route see very few ascents, but Bassi is at least the third woman after Babsi Zangerl in 2017 and Caroline Ciavaldini in 2016.

Bassi wrote about her send for planetmountain.com, “Although generally speaking crack climbing continues to resemble a very complicated puzzle, sending Turkey Crack proved to be a very personal and fleeting victory against some of my inner fears: the fear of climbing upside down, the fear that some parts of my body might remain irretrievably trapped in the crack, the fear of burly climbing that provides very few rests and requires quick thinking, and the fear of dealing with situations beyond my comfort zone.” Read more here.

Bassi has been busy sending hard trad routes in Cadarese, including a lap of Sdulferando 5.12, a wide corner that requires big gear, which you can see in this photo by Hannes Kutza. Watch the first ascent of Turkey Crack below.

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