08 Mar Young talents in action
Infoboulder has a nice video of Lorenzo Malatesta from Genua, 12 years old, during his ascent of ”Dittatura democratica" (7B) a difficult traverse in the new sector Graal of Varazze.
Last year Lorenzo climbed two other boulders of 7B.
Good results for Shawn Raboutou 11 years old and his sister Brooke 8 years, sons of Didier Rabotou (Rockmaster in Arco in1990) and Robyn Erbesfield (5 times Usa National champion and four times World champion, still very active: at 45 two years ago redpointed Bad Attitude 8b+ at St. Antonin Noble Val ).
At Hueco Tanks Shawn Raboutou flashed Mr.Serious 7B+, repeated by his sister and then did the sit start ( 7C+).
Last year, Shawn, aged of 10, completed his first outdoor 5.13a- 7c+, and Brooke, aged 7, did her first outdoor 5.12a- 7a+-
Source: infoboulder Prana climbing
Photo Lorenzo Malatesta: Christian Core; Photos Shawn and Brooke Raboutou: Andy Mann