8B+ for Oriane Bertone in Rocklands
...being twelve years old and at the world top!23 January 2018
Not a future promise anymore but a star now!
The last ascent by Oriane Bertone is incredible! After sending two 8Bs last year now she climbs also her first 8B+!!!
In Rocklands she sends Golden Shadow, setting a new record. Before, the youngest climber (13 years old) on the same difficulty has been Ashima Shiraishi, on the same boulder. Ashima did also the first female 8C with Horizon in Japan and then Sleepy Rave in Australia. In both cases, however, these lines are very long journey more similar to a route rather than a true boulder.
Therefore, with this ascent, Oriane joins a very small number of women who sent what can be still considered the highest grade in female boulder climbing.