Grazie Ricky, 8a+ trad, by Ciavaldini

Caroline Ciavaldini on Grazie Ricky, 8a+ trad, Cardese, Italy
© Ciavaldini coll.

Caroline Ciavaldini has repeated Grazie Ricky, 8a+ trad, at Cardese in Italy. As far as I know, and I could be wrong, this is the first female ascent of this route in this style.

By "this style", I mean placing pro, as this route is actually bolted, although it's, quite obviously, possible to place friends in the cracks.

"Possible" doesn't mean it's a walk in park though, for example, Caroline says it's 6-7 meters from the last friend to the top, which leaves plenty of room for big whippers.

Caroline Ciavaldini is sponsored by: The North Face, La Sportiva, Edelrid, Weleda, Power Bar, Waxx, Expression and Adidas Eyewear

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