I met Davide via
e-mail and then we met on the Geremeas
rocks, which he contributed in making
one of the best realities in Sardinian
bouldering. Davide is a strong boulderer,
but most of all a complete climber.
He is an excellent climber in all
styles, from slabs (he was able to
complete Manifesto, 8a in Jerzu, at
his first try) to overhang. But his
greatest love is bouldering and the
discovery of new rocks, which is still
possible in the area surrounding his
summer home in Torre delle Stelle,
and will be so for our next ten lives
if our wish is granted and we return
as lizards. Yes, the rocks in Torre
delle Stelle have sealed our friendship
in the best way, not to mention his
girlfriend Pia and the two climber-dogs
Fox and Camilla…
I live in Solaro, a small
town north of Milan. I must say that
it is located pretty well, it takes
about 30-40 minutes to reach the first
cliffs in the Lecco and Como areas.
Do you love
your homeland or would you want to
live somewhere else?
I love Milan but if I could I would
move to Sardinia or central Italy,
where the quality of life is definitely
better than here!
How did you
When I was young, I used
to come here on vacation. I discovered
Sardinian rocks only recently, about
two years ago, when I read on a magazine
that there were blocks to climb in
Geremeas…that’s how love blossomed.
Do you come
As soon as I can, from
two to four times a year.
rocks have something special?
What fascinates me most
in Sardinia is the environment and
the many opportunities, more than
the fantastic rocks. There are rocks
to climb and blocks to clean everywhere.
What if there
wasn’t the sea in Sardinia?
I would come more often! But I think
it would be less charming.
like to live on the island?
That may happen sooner or later. It
is definetely one of the places where
I would move to immediately.
impressed you the most?
The Isili valley. Nirvana for a climber.
a route which is worth a trip to Sardinia
Sardinian rocks are worth the trip.
Every route has its charm and every
block its special magic; at the moment
I cannot choose.
And a route
that you would like to repeat?
Om shiva na… at the tigers’ den. What
I did not explore enough
places, I cannot say that I have some
cliffs or block areas where I would
not return to.
you do if you lived on the island?
Nothing, I would climb
with you. I hope Pia finds a very
routes damage or increase the value
of a place?
I prefer one route missing
rather than an extra one. I don’t
like cliffs where there are some holds
which are ok and others that belong
to another route.
Do you think
that there is enough space for everybody
on Sardinian rocks?
I would say so. That is
why I hope that they will not be ruined
by persons who only aim at reaching
the chain as soon as possible and
are not interested in measuring themselves
with the rock..
And how long
will this last?
For a very long time.