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.
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