On December 7, 2018, Stefano Ghisolfi made the second ascent of Perfecto Mundo 5.15c (9b+). First ascended by Alex Megos on May 9, 2018, Perfecto Mundo was the world’s first 5.15c not FA’d by Adam Ondra. In the years prior to 2018, only Ondra and Chris Sharma had climbed the grade. Perfecto Mundo picked up a second repeat by Jakob Schubert in 2019.
Located in Margalef, Perfecto Mundo climbs a steep, overhanging roof into a vertical wall with powerful moves. The crux is heartbreakingly near the top. After a series of big pulls, a dynamic move from a mono pocket is needed to reach a pinch – a sequence that sent Ghisolfi groundward many times.
While send footage of Ghisolfi’s send was previously released, he recently uploaded a nearly 25-minute film detailing his projecting process and experience on the historic route. You can watch the film below.
“After so many days trying this route, I can’t believe it actually happened,” said Ghisolfi after sending Perfecto Mundo back in 2018. “I just climbed the hardest route I’ve ever tried. I spent 32 days here at the crag, falling many times at the same move, but this time I grabbed for the first time that pinch and it felt unreal and I didn’t any mistakes and went to the top with a perfect flow.
“I can finally join the 9b+ [5.15c] club of Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma and Alex Megos. Without them it wouldn’t be possible to push this limit. Thanks Chris for bolting this beautiful (and hard) route, thanks Alex for climbing this route for the first time and made me realize it was possible.”