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Enzo Oddo: Generation Next

© Pierre Délas

After what he did last year, half a dozen routes in the 9a region, 15 year old Enzo Oddo is already a highly respected name in the climbing world, but what he did Sunday, 15 August, surely marks the beginning of a new chapter, or the first page in a brand new book... or the new generation presenting itself or... something, cause the re-FA of Biographie, with the new, considerably harder start, ~8A instead of ~7C, is a major deal.

I don't know anything about what Enzo has said about the grade, if he has said anything, but if this was a, more or less, consensus 9a+ before, surely it must be 9b now.

Source: Kairn

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Enzo Oddo on Biographie
© Pierre Délas

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16 Aug, 2010
Superb stuff! Are people seriously flagging this as a 9b or is this idle armchair speculation?
16 Aug, 2010
incredible stuff, hope there is some footage!
16 Aug, 2010
but whats he ever done at gogarth!?! ;)
16 Aug, 2010
Who cares about Gogarth, what has he done on grit???
16 Aug, 2010
There's a little more info on the Deadpoint Magazine website - apparently, there used to be a Font 7c boulder problem start to the line, but after a hold broke, it increased to Font 8a. Enzo's made the first ascent since the hold broke, and the thinking is that if it was worth F9a+ with the easier start, it must be pushing close to F9b now.
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