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.
Marginal conditions in the mountains this winter have led to uncertainty and difficult decision-making when planning journeys... Read more
Our Friday Night Video is a fantastically shot view of Jason Kehl's Hueco. Kehl looks at the potential for the development of new... Read more
Over the next five days, we'll be sharing some of our favourite climbing films from Kendal Mountain Festival, which are now... Read more
French climber Caroline Ciavaldini has free-climbed the Voie Petit 8b on the Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc du Tacul,... Read more