Abregenief 8b flash by Max Bertone (13)

Wednesday, 17 June

Max Bertone, who did his first 8c last year, has done his first 8b flash, Abregenief in St Léger. His father Stefano says that the focus right now is onsight and flash and comments. (c) Oriane Bertone

"A friend of Max (Sam Richard) was working this line. Fortunately for Max, he has the same size as him and knew all the holds and beta in detail. So Max chose to try the flash with the help of his friend Sam and managed to follow his instructions on the hard section of the route. He onsighted the easier final section after crux."

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