Q: What are your climbing goals?
My current main goal is to improve my technique and get comfortable with 6/7s (we use the French system). Another important goal to me is to have more chance to climb outdoor together with my wife and to buy a good new pair of shoes!!
Q: Most memorable climbing experience?
Without any doubt, my first traditional rock climbing experience, almost two years ago. It was at Finale Ligure (Italy), on a marine limestone, only single pitch routes, all made on-sight and leading. A mixture of fear and adrenaline.
Q: What do you like most about MyClimb?
It’s unique in his genre. I don’t know any other apps which let you keep track of your climbing progress and stimulates your activity by giving points for every training you do. If it didn’t exist you would have to invent it!
Q: What do you enjoy most about climbing?
Climbing is a complete sport. It allows you to develop physical and psychological capabilities, and not many other sports allow you to do so.
Another incredible part of climbing is the sensation of freedom felt when you reach the top of the route, and the beauty of the sight that you can enjoy only from there on.
Q: How did you start climbing?
Accidentally. Almost two years ago, I became aware of the presence of a climbing gym in the city where I had moved recently, and I enrolled in a course for beginners, just for curiosity. It opened a completely new world to a guy born in a seaside town, who never lived the mountains.
Q: Favorite Climbing Discipline?
Traditional rock climbing. Even though it happens much more often that I practice on gym routes for a matter of convenience, and sometimes bouldering, just to remember how is to climb without protections.
Q: Favorite Place to climb or destination?
In the short term, my destination is to go back to the origins, this summer, and discover the “mountain side” of my born region (Italy), namely all the zones around the Gran Sasso mountain, on the Apennines. In the very long term, be able to reach and climb El Cap!