Stefano Ghisolfi made the fourth-known ascent of Chris Sharma’s First Round, First Minute (38/9b/5.15b) in Margalef, Spain yesterday. It was the Italian climber’s second 5.15b ascent, after Lapsus in Andonno, Italy, which he established in 2015.
“I enjoyed all the attempts,” Ghisolfi tells Rock and Ice. “[First Round, First Minute] is a short route and fun to climb, so I was not stressed about this climb. I had no pressure because it was always fun to try it, even when I fell.”
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