When you read it out loud, it sounds like ‘Graftiaux’. Chloé Graftiaux was a Belgian climber who died in the mountains almost 10 years ago. She was 23 years old when she died, which is my age now. The name of this route is an homage to her.
🇫🇷: J’ai nommé la voie ‘Kraftio’.⠀⠀
Quand tu le lis à voix haute, tu entends ‘Graftiaux’. Le nom de cette voie est un hommage à Chloé Graftiaux, une grimpeuse belge qui est décédée il y a presque 10 ans. Elle avait 23 ans, l’âge que j’ai maintenant.
The route was bolted by @nicofavresse and Manu Vandenberg about 15 years ago. ⠀⠀
The name of the first part – the hard 8c – has also received its name: it will be ‘Bonsai’. The first ascent of this one was made by @simonlorenzi.
The extra 2 bolts for topping out on the right were placed by @sebertheclimber and @francoiskivik.