The Frenchman Clément Lechaptois gets the second repetition of the 8c-Boulders Foundation's Edge and climbs a boulder to this degree for the second time. A few days later he starts the endurance boulder The Never Ending Story (8b +).
Last Friday Clément secured the first third ascent of the huge roof boulder Foundation's Edge at Fionnay, Wallis.
"The line consists of wicked sequences on small bars and calls for complex footing before it goes to the most frightening handle imaginable."Clément Lechaptois
The 26-year-old began to plan the Boulder a year ago, but then had to leave because of numerous commitments and study the project. Foundation's Edge at Fionnay was first awarded by the American Dave Graham in 2013 and was first repeated by Shawn Raboutou in the fall of 2018.
Report on the first ascent of the Boulders Foundation's Edge by Dave Graham
After the exploit in Valais full throttle in Magic Wood
After the inspection on Wednesday last week, Clément drove to Averstal. At the weekend he managed to climb the Magic Wood classic there The Never Ending Story (8b +). Unfortunately there is no video of Clément Lechaptoi's ascent of the boulder. His video of the tours of the Boulder The Knowing (8b), Electroboogie (8a +), New Base Line (8b +) and Riverbed (8b) helps to remedy the situation.
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Credits: Cover picture Clement Lechaptois