A small selection of photographs I shot during the amazing Frasassi Climbing Festival 2016.
Although climbing and bouldering competition were a huge part of the festival, other outdoor sports were equally engaging. Highlines of different length were set up in the scenic area in front of the Valadier Temple, while more than 150 athletes took part in the trail running race to the mountain top.

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Paolo Santini setting a new rock climbing spot at Frasassi

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Frasassi Mountan towers the crags

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Highline in front of an historic place like the Tempio di Valadier, right above the Frasassi Caves

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Athletes evaluate the route before attempting to onsight it

Mauro Calibani from E9 Clothing Enove competing Climbing, Highline, running, adventure outdoor sport festival in Italy, Marche, Genga, Parco Naturale Regionale Gola della Rossa e Frasassi

Mauro Calibani competing at Frasassi Climbing Festival

Mauro Calibani from E9 Clothing Enove competing at Frasassi Climbing, Highline, running, adventure outdoor sport festival in Italy, Marche, Genga, Parco Naturale Regionale Gola della Rossa e Frasassi

Mauro Calibani competing at Frasassi Climbing Festival

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The winner of the Women’s Boulder competition tops out a difficult problem

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While the finalists try the hardest boulders, the other climbers enjoy a rest

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Federica Mingolla attemps a street boulder problem…

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…and other climbers try it too

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Rolando Larcher bolting new routes at Frasassi Climbing Festival

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The new crag “The River” opened for the festival

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The public at the crag