Seven 8A to 8B (A+) in Font by Max Bertone (13)

Monday, 1 June

Max Bertone has had some amazing weeks after the lockdown having done seven boulders 8A or harder including A Lay's Blaise assist, in the picture, and Les Ombres d'opaline (Direct) which he thought were 8A+ and 8A respectively. His father Stefano gives some updates.

"Max is just 1,52 and the boulders in Font are not easy for small climbers. He gradually sought solutions and found specific betas to solve his extension problems. He managed to send some very nice lines and came close to send his first 8B, falling at the last movement of "Saruman bas" twice, just before the end of the trip. He was very sad to leave Font, but the heat is coming and the season is almost finished in the forest.

We stay now one month in the South East of France, near Chambery. A little bit of rest and of lead in "La Balme de Yenne". In July we may go to Innsbruck if crossing to Austria is possible. In August we don't have a program yet but we stay in Europe. We will come back to Reunion on September 3, but Margot (the twin sister of Oriane) joins us on June 16."


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