Lead Designer and Creative
How did you get started climbing?
It started as a natural consequence of my passion for being in the mountains.
List your favorite climbing style in order of preference. (bouldering, sport, trad, etc)
Mountaineering is my favorite. Then since I really like rope work and placing gear I would say trad and sport. I like bouldering for training and for fun. I climbed trees in TN. It looks like I like everything related to climbing :)
Tell me more about your climbing experience.
I grew up in the Italian Alps and have enjoyed life in the mountains since I was a kid. When I was about twenty years old I basically gave up all other activities just to be able to spend as much time as possible hiking and climbing. Since then, on top of work and being a dedicated father and a husband, I have continued my passion of climbing.
What is your favorite CityROCK moment?
One Friday morning a few years ago I got to the gym very early when nobody was there yet. I turned the music on but left the lights off and laid on the pads at the base of the arch. Since the gym was still dark , the light behind the walls was able to come through the t-nuts making it seem magical.
What is one of the coolest non-climbing things you've done?
Canyoning in Slovenia. Also, one summer when I was just 20 years old I worked in a pastry and bakery shop where I made croissants in an assembly line. That was much harder than anything else I have ever done...well, so far :)
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