Greenspit Gets Flashed!

posted by dpm on 12/03/2009

The old guard proved they still have a few new 'ticks' when Stevie Haston, an old school Brit (no carbon dating has been done to determine his actual age), flashed Didier Berthod's Greenspit, the 5.14a (8b+) trad line made famous in Peter Mortimer's film First Ascent. Steve became the fourth to climb the route after Berthod, Nico Favresse and Tom Randall. Greenspot is a diagonal hands to fingers roof crack located in the Orco valley of Italy. This should be the 4th ascent after Berthod, Nico Favresse and Tom Randall. Since the ascent, Steve has suggested a grade of 13d (8b) for Greenspit.