Carlo Traversi: The Altruist (V13) First Ascent

posted by dpm on 01/24/2012


Carlo Traversi has sent a longstanding project in Colorado’s Flatirons and called it the Altruist (V13).  On his scorecard Carlo states, “Very unsure about the grade.  Definitely felt hard for me…harder than most 8a+ (V12) I’ve done.  That being said, this thing is phenomenal.  Easier (7c+/V10) climbing leads to a very difficult and low percentage two move sequence at the lip, followed by a very spicy top out.  5 stars in my book.  The infamous project of the Flatirons.  Video soon.”   

The Altruist (V13)  Photo: Carlo's Facebook


After posting the attached photos of the problem on Facebook with the caption, “Project complete!” it quickly became apparent from the comments of the Colorado bouldering community that this project has been attempted by many strong climbers for many years.  Photographer Andy Mann commented, “Nice man! THE Proj.  Been there so many times with so many people over the many years. So Sick.”  Congrats Carlo on an impressive ascent.   Another longstanding Colorado test-piece goes down.  

"Worst holds I've held onto without feet...EVER."  Photo: Carlo's Facebook