Angelo is a young man
from Sassari who immediately impressed
me for his being nice and his passion
for climbing. During his short carrier
he has already experienced many things,
traditional routes, cliffs, competitions,
the management of a small gym, up
to the bolting of new routes on his
favourite cliff. He is an ambitious
boy, but he also keeps his feet on
the ground… we would need more persons
A movie ?
Bronx (R. Deniro)
And a writer
you discover climbing ?
When I was 16 (‘96)
started this passion ?
It started in Osilo grande (SS). A
friend brought me the first time,
and it was love at first sight, pure
adrenaline! The open landscape certainly
helped a lot.
Do you have
a cliff of your dreams ?
There are several cliffs
I would like to climb. What attract
me are the Biddiriscottài cliffs,
because after being there with some
friend to open a classic route I was
fascinated by the wild landscape.
And the cliff
that you usually climb ?
I have recently been going to the
Muraglia because it is a nice cliff
and it offers many new opportunities.
A goal ?
It would be very satisfying
for me to repeat the routes “Oceano
mare”, “L’alchimista” and “Apriti
cielo” on sight.
A myth in
W. Gullich e Manolo.
the importance of friendship in climbing
It’s important. Climbing
with a friend is stimulating and the
best thing is not being able to climb
because your friend is making you
Do you feel
like risking more than in your everyday
I think that climbing is
not more dangerous than other sports.
There are risks in everyday life,
no matter what you do. The main thing
is to know one’s limits in everything
you do, if it’s sport or something
is it for you to feel physically fit
In order to achieve certain levels
in sport you have to be physically
fit. I personally believe that a psychological
motivation is even more important.
If you stopped
climbing you would…
I would start wrestling again, a sport
which gave me a good basis and a great
physical training and helped me a
lot in climbing.
What do you
love most in Sardinia ?
I like the fact that there
are places which are still inviolate,
hard to find and reach, which we climbers
only can probably appreciate. Moreover,
I like to climb near the sea, especially
in the summer, when you can take a
refreshing swim in our beautiful crystal-clear
sea after you climb.
do you hate ?
I don’t like the fact that
there is not enough environmental
awareness, often on behalf of Sardinians
themselves. I often find rubbish on
the cliffs, left by climbers, sometimes
locals, when you could just put them
in your back-sack and take them away.
like to live and climb somewhere else
Yes, I would like to live in other
places, where there are more climbers
and therefore more opportunities to
confront and grow.
In your opinion,
Sardinian climbers are:
not brought out enough, because climbing,
as many other things, is penalized
by the fact of being on an island,
where innovations always arrive later.
Do you like
the current concept of climbing ?
I don’t like the fact that routes
which were opened in a classical way
are bolted, even if by mistake. It
is disrespectful to those who created
that route. I think that before doing
certain things you must collect information
and research. I am also annoyed by
not-well bolted cliffs, when the spirit
of climbing should mainly be that
of safety and peacefulness.
about competitions ?
Competitions are a moment to confront
with each other, because you realise
that when you train at home or with
your friends you are limited. When
you compete with others you can improve
and always learn something new. I
think it is foolish to fear to stake
oneself if you really want to. Healthy
competition is useful for sport; you
always have to have fun, without proving
anything to anyone but yourself.
the end, what is climbing for you
It’s a way to let
out stress and relax, and sometimes
to mend quick-draws left on the wall
by some climber... just kidding!!!