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Let’s all praise Louis Piguet

Louis Piguet

Let's all praise Louis Piguet

You may know who Louis Piguet is, but you have all the rights not to know who he is or why should he be praised at all. In effect he doesn't really like the showbiz. Louis is one of those people who like to make this world better (the climbing world at least) and keep on working under the radar to allow others to have a great time.

Louis is a Swiss Alpine Guide and representative of Mammut. During the last 13 years he has spent lots of his time climbing in Sardinia and decided one day to employ his skills (and money) to bolt and re-bolt a great number of multi-pitches and sport routes all around Sardinia. He has equipped many multipitches and sport sectors, including Sardi nel Cuore, the new sector he opened in front of El Chorro in Cala Gonone.

Amongst the famous crags he has restyled there are the very popular Margheddie, La Poltrona, and also Su Gurruthone, Punta Pilocca and Pranu Sartu. He has replaced oxidized bolts and worn out belay stations using ‘marine-suitable’ stainless steel. Louis used primarily Raumer bolts with Hilti HIT RE 500 resin. The belay points he used are all "marine-suitable" steel Raumer chains and he also added a third bolt to each belay, so as to connect all anchors and provide safer abseils.

In 2015 and 2016 Louis has returned to Sardinia and with the help of Bruno Fonnesu, Andrea Puddu and Piero Fancello re-bolted a long series of problems. Below we have a long list of all of what he has done. The work is not finished though as he plans to return to Cala Gonone and replace all the anchoring points in Cala Luna, Millennium, Bidiriscottai and Cala Fuili.

Of course there are also many other climbers dedicating their time and money to re-bolting frequented routes. Just to mention a few: Maurizio Oviglia, Gianluca Piras, Corrado Pibiri, Giampaolo Mocci and Bruno Fonnesu What they do is immensely appreciated and if anyone wants to get in touch to offer help do not hesitate to contact us, Luis or Maurizio.

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These are some of the belay points Louis removed from routes in Cala Fuili, one of the most frequented crags in Cala Gonone. As you can see the old steel carabiner have a gutter unbelievably deep and sharp. Make sure you report to us if you see anything like this in Sardinia.

 

City Location Problem Re-bolted in Notes
Bugerru Pranu Sartu Plus loin sera la mer 2015 Bolts and Belay Bugerru Pranu Sartu Canto del sifone 2015 Bolts and Belay Bugerru Pranu Sartu Pista ciclabile 2015 Bolts and Belay Bugerru Pranu Sartu Thalassa 2015 Bolts and Belay Bugerru Pranu Sartu Riflessi magici 2015 Bolts and Belay Bugerru Pranu Sartu Signora delle cappelle 2015 Bolts and Belay Bugerru Pranu Sartu Litri e litri di vino cattivo 2015 Bolts and Belay
Cala Gonone Il Budinetto ALL ROUTES 2014 ALL BELAY POINTS Cala Gonone Il Budinetto Biddoi (Salvatore de l’ovile) 2014 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Il Budinetto Stockhorn Sport 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Il Budinetto Il Soriso di Sascha 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Il Budinetto Come à Chamonix (right of Geco in Calore) 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Il Budinetto Con vista sul mare (right of Senza Nome) 2014 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Est ALL ROUTES 2016 ALL BELAY POINTS Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Est Manga 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Est Zia Lillith 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Est Spigolo Fuili 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Est Porto io i nuts 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Ovest ALL ROUTES 2016 ALL BELAY POINTS
Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Ovest E’ pericoloso sporgers 2015 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Ovest L’écume des flots 2015 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Ovest Wolof 2015 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Cala Fuili Spiaggia Ovest Kho Phi Phi 2015 Belay Point Cala Gonone Betit Beatau Nesquik 2016 Belay Point
Cala Gonone Buchi Arta ALL ROUTES 2011 ALL BELAY POINTS
Cala Gonone Monte Bonacoa ALL ROUTES 2016 ALL BELAY POINTS Cala Gonone La Poltrona Cacao Meravigliao 2011 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone La Poltrona SN right of Cacao Meravigliao 2011 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone La Poltrona Carota Impossibile 2011 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone La Poltrona Via dei Tedeschi 2011 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone La Poltrona Succhiandiamo 2011 Bolts and Belay (2 pitches) Cala Gonone La Poltrona Sinofila (2nd P) 2012 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone La Poltrona Banzaï 2012 Belay point Cala Gonone La Poltrona L'eremita 2012 Belay point Cala Gonone La Poltrona Diretta al Mallos 2012 Belay point Cala Gonone La Poltrona I Wanna hold your hand 2012 Belay point Cala Gonone La Poltrona Ciao Alex 2012 Belay point Cala Gonone La Poltrona Storie Appese 2012 Belay point Cala Gonone La Poltrona Porceddu Elettronico 2012 Belay point Cala Gonone Margheddie Ninna Nanna 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Margheddie Nomadi 2016 Bolts and Belay Cala Gonone Margheddie La Prima Volta 2009 Bolts and Belay
Iglesias Punta Pilocca Samsara 2009 Belay point Iglesias Punta Pilocca La Donna Blu 2009 Belay Point Oliena Su Gurruthone Buon divertimento 2012 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone O2M 2012 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Mandragola 2012 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Leopard 2012 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Bonsaï 2012 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Bella 2015 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Luna 2016 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Mon Amour 2016 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Lakana 2012 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Sieste en mai 2009 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Terre Brune 2010 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Mamuthones 2010 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone 11 de capidanne 2010 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Sa Chicchera 2016 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Maria 2016 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Ciao Ciao Sardegna 2013 2 Pitches Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Scirocco 2009 2 Pitches Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone La Roncola 2013 2 Pitches Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Biuda 2013 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Era un’ piacere 2013 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone L’Ami René 2011 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Qua 2009 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Quo 2009 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Qui 2009 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Maestro Piero 2010 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone Manuela 2016 Bolts and Belay Oliena Su Gurruthone La Mano e’ stanca 2010 Bolts and Belay

3 thoughts on “Let’s all praise Louis Piguet

  1. I’m visiting Sardinia and was really hoping to climb at Cala Luna, but I’m now concerned about the bolt conditions. Have any routes at Cala Luna been rebolted? Where is the beach climbing possible now? (i’m an experienced sport/trad climber, looking to climb up to around 7a/b)

    1. Hi Ben, the routes in Cala Luna are in really bad shape …and the rock suffers humidity from the sea, becoming really oily. I would suggest climbing in the Codula Fuili, where you can find lots of nice routes for your level. Take care, Ivan

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