Rock climbing in Corsica : Anecdotes and portraits
This page is a mish-mash of historical anecdotes, portraits and other notes. All on a common theme: climbing in Corsica
Behind each route, there is a passionate climber, a craftsman of our pleasure. In getting to know them, we give the routes we climb their own soul.
These portraits are taken from the Grandes voies de Corse and Bavella – Corsica. Escalades choisies guidebooks.
Pierre Pietri, a.k.a. Double Stone, lived at the forefront of climbing on Corsica for nearly 50 years. An active climber at a high level on both trad routes and sports crags, he left a mark like no-one before him. Pierre passed away in September 2020.
What sort of a climber from the south of France has never climbed a Fenouil route? Above all in the Calanques, but also at Cap Canaille and then at Bavella. Not just an oxidation-proof bolter, he is also a prolific author of guidebooks.
Here, he tells us about his 45-year love story with the Bavella massif.