Gioia

BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival sends Gioia, Varazze, Italy

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Possibly the hardest boulder problem in the world, Gioia combines a long sequence of microscopic crimps with a heart-breaking finish. Drawn by the rumors, Nalle Hukkataival traveled to Varazze, Italy to try it.

Nalle makes it look like somewhere in the 6C or 6C+ range, but this is one of the very hardest problems in the world, meaning 8C or possibly 8C+. The grade of Gioia will be discussed for some time yet and further repeats are needed before it can settle, but like Nalle says: Let's remember that Gioia means Joy.

ADAM ONDRA 2 V16s

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Adam Ondra climbs two of the world's hardest boulder problems, suggesting V16 / 8C+ for both. First, Terranova, an extremely funky traverse at his home area near Brno, Czech Republic. Then Gioia, a problem in Varazze, Italy put up by Christian Core in 2008 and only repeated by Adam. Music by Abel Okugawa, Gramatik, The Gaucho and the Gremlin, and Talvihorros. http://reelrocktour.com/

He climbed two 8c+ / V16 boulders recently : Terranova, near Brno (Czech Republic), and Gioia, in Varazze (Italy).

Bouldering: Adam Ondra Gioia 8C+

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A couple of days ago, young Czech climber Adam Ondra made the second ascent of Christian Core's ultra hard boulder problem Gioia at Varazze in northern Italy. Gioia is graded a huge Font 8C+.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=65426

"Finishing off Gioia the last possible chance of the year is a kind of fairy-tale story which couldn't be more thrilling and emotional.

The victory tastes even better in that sense and the name the Gioia (Joy) couldn't have been chosen better.

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