Francesco Berardino sends Hazel Grace!
A new name of the italian bouldering14 September 2021
At the Gotthard pass the young climber shows all his potential
The latest promise of Italian climbing is called Francesco Berardino, an 18-year-old boulderer from Milan who certainly has still a lot to show us!
So far behind the scenes, despite several hard climbs up to 8B between Magic Wood, Cresciano and other Ticino areas, it is at the Gotthard that Francesco makes the next step.
In fact, he too conquered an ascent of Hazel Grace, Giuliano Cameroni's iconic line initially evaluated 8C and then stabilized on the 8B+ after several repetitions, including the Italian ones of Gabriele Moroni, Simone Tentori and Luca Rinaldi, to which Berardino now adds.
As he describes in his Instagram post, he needed 4/5 sessions to find the methods and the balance to then return last Saturday to send Hazel, thus showing himself on the world stage of bouldering!