Giulio leads the first pitch up a slab climb. We are here because it's a short approach and the weather is iffy. I led half of the 2nd pitch which is 6b. 6b slab is getting close to my limit, then it started to rain. I contemplated the next move on blank wet rock for 5 minutes before exiting right to a slippery crack. Made it to the anchors in the pouring rain.
Giulio and Sarah wait at the first belay while I deal with ropes higher up. Taz and Paolo were doing a different climb behind them.
After bailing on the slab climb we went to this sport crag. It had enough of a roof overhead that the wall stayed dry despite the many passing thundershowers. It was here that I redpointed my first ever 7a+ (12a) on my first try! Thank you to Paolo for giving the first go, and figuring alot of it out.
This offwidth is nicknamed "the most expensive crack in Europe" or "Desperation Crack", sounds like a winner to me. 3 pitches of pure pleasure - if, like me you have a strange affection for offwidths that is.
Here is a photo from the internet. The climber has just left the first belay. The 2nd pitch ends 20' or so after the crack goes vertical. We did not get to do the last pitch because of rain. For a trip where it rained everyday, I still had a blast and got alot of good climbing in.