Sardinian has been able to go beyond the eight
in November; we nevertheless have very good
realisations on 7c+ by unknown names and new
names of the insular course of climbers who
are slowly risen their level on the cliff up.
Let's start considering Grazia Fenu, who has
this time "sunk" "Fumo negli occhiali"(Smoke
in the glasses) at Cala Fuili! Always at Cala
Fuili an Angelo Lobina's realisation must be
mentioned: it was realised some time ago on
Amanita Giņ and seemed to fix its degree on
8a. Angelo Manca has given himself a 7c+ at
Pale, during an out-of town performance, in
Umbria. Southwards the only one who has realised
something has been Mariano Zurru (see the photo)
from Campidano, who has offered himself the
repetition of Big Science (7c+) at Isili (Philosophers'
Stone). It is a boulders route opened by Arthur
Kubista and repeated only once or twice, because
of its violence. Arthur has given it the degree
8a, considering a hazardous jump from two little
jagged rocks (MONOLITI??). But it was afterwards
discovered how to avoid this movement on the
left and the degree has been lowered to 7c+.
Bravo to Mariano, who is becoming the Philosophers'
Stone specialist and is "gnawing" all the hardest,
routes one after another.
Photo: Mariano Zurru on Big Science (Photo by