jacopolarcher jacopolarcher

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Jacopo Larcher  Climber | route setter | pictures taker | coffeemug holder | The North Face athlete

/Ι™bˈsΙ›Κƒ(Ι™)n/ - obsession
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An idea or thought that continually intrudes on a person's mind.
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I've started to work on this line many years ago. At the beginning it felt impossible and I could immagine to lead it, but I wanted to climb that piece of rock so bad that for some reasons I kept on trying it. I spent many days alone just hanging on the static rope without being able to pull on those holds; slowly, day after day, I started to figure out the betas and do some of the moves. Many were still a big question mark, but I saw every little improvement as a big progression. Last year I finally managed to do all the moves, which was a huge relief and a the same time a big source of motivation. I decided to spend the winter training really hard for the project, but I wanted it so bad, that I didn't recognize my body was getting too tired and I got injured. It was hard to accept it, but I had to postpone everything to the next season.
When I went back to Cadarese this October I was super excited to climb on that line again. At the beginning I felt really weak on it, but after 2 weeks things changed; for the first time in 5 years I felt ready to lead it.
I was super excited, as I'd beeing waiting for that moment for a long time.
I decided not to join the @thenorthface athletes meeting in Puerto Rico, in order to have enough time to hopefully finish it off before to leave for Yosemite.
Two weeks ago, on the last day before the bad weather came in, I gave it a go falling really high. I felt very confident while climbing and I wasn't worried about the gear; I realized I could probably do it this season: I was super motivated!
I drove back home waiting for the bad weather to pass...but that still hasn't happened. It's really hard to leave another time empty handed, but I already can't wait to get back on it the next season! The bigger the effort, the sweeter will be the reward πŸ™‚
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Now it's time for some bigger walls in Yosemite! 🏞
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πŸ“Έ @paolosartophoto @thenorthface @blackdiamond @lasportivagram @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @katadyn_group

Home cragging, while waiting for the weather in Cadarese to improve... but it seems it won't 😫
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πŸ“Έ @babsizangerl @thenorthface @lasportivagram @blackdiamond @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @katadyn_group

πŸ™πŸ» some more dry days!
I want to go give it another go before to fly to πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸž
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πŸ“Έ @paolosartophoto
@thenorthface @blackdiamond @lasportivagram @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @katadyn_group

Someone once said: good things take time... this one should be a really good one then! πŸ™‚
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I just hope the season won't be over so early as predicted, I finally felt pretty good on the route. Let's pray for some more dry days before our trip to Yosemite πŸ™πŸ»
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πŸ“½ (frame) by @pietro_porro of my first lead attempt
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@thenorthface @blackdiamond @lasportivagram @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @katadyn_group

Busy days here in #Cadarese!
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Besides trying my project, I've been cleaning some new lines... there is still so much to do here 😊
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πŸ“½ frame (by @pietro_porro) of the FA of "Giorni Solitari", a perfect hidden corner above the valley πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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@thenorthface @blackdiamond @lasportivagram @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @katadyn_group

Thanks a lot for all the nice birthday wishes! πŸ™‚
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I spent the last 2 days with a lot good friends in one of my favorite places, Cadarese. I got the best surprise, with @babsizangerl unexpectedly showing up at the cliff with a delicious handmade cake 😘
... and I got my ass kicked very hard on my project!
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Now it's time to get back in shape after all the traveling. The good season is about to start!
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πŸ“Έ @pietro_porro
@thenorthface @blackdiamond @lasportivagram @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @katadyn_group

Straight from Corsica to the Eiger for some πŸ“½. The conditions were definitely different! πŸ˜†
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πŸ“Έ @babsizangerl
@thenorthface @blackdiamond @lasportivagram @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @katadyn_group

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