After the first approach, I couldn’t think of anything else. Every day I imagined myself in Val di Landro, picturing the moves and studying the possibilities. Then I returned to the wall once, twice, three times, and more. I learned the sequences, understanding how to manage the clipping and the falls on this very exposed wall. Every new attempt seemed the right one, and every safe one the lucky one. Until that last attempt: the last fall of the season under the chain doing the dyno, where I held .while pulling the slabby yellowish pinch with the right hand, I used the small pointy hold as an intermediate for the left hand until I could bump left again to finally reach the good hold . I didn’t have the endurance to do any more, and I needed to recharge my batteries. I had to disconnect and forget about this project, at least for a while. On October 15, 2021, I tried for the last time, before winter. The air was now cold and the sun entered the couloir for just a couple of hours before the mountain began to block its beneficial rays. The bad-weather season, as they call winter, would give me time to find new inspiration and start over from the basics the following summer ... I didn’t know it yet, but it would be very hot.