Ilya Bakhmet-Smolensky announces the repetition of the Fontainebleau test piece No Kpote Only and provides video evidence at the same time. However, the uncut video of his inspection is not beyond doubt.
Like many other climbing professionals, Vadim Timonov recently stayed in Fontainebleau. Since the conditions were unfavorable for the really difficult problems, the strong Russian quickly concentrated on flashing. The result: a ticklist with numerous boulders in the eighth French grade.
On February 12, after more than two years and more than 80 sessions, Camille Coudert made the third ascent of the controversial 9a boulder Soudain Seul. Relais Vertical accompanied the Frenchman with the camera and captured his iron will, his commitment and his success for posterity.
Once again, the Italian bouldering professional Niccolò Ceria can announce the inspection of an extremely difficult line. In mid-March he gets the fourth repetition of the Fontainbleau classic La Révolutionnaire (8c +).
Simon Lorenzi and Camille Coudert are in top form. The Frenchman Coudert pulls the Fontainebleau test piece Soudain Seul (8c +), which was first climbed by Lorenzi. The Belgian Simon Lorenzi, on the other hand, succeeds in the 8c + Boulder La Révolutionnaire of the barefoot climber Charles Albert.
At the end of January, the Frenchman Simon Lorenzi made the first ascent of the extremely difficult boulder Big Conviction (8c +). The video for his Fontainebleau test piece is now available.
The Frenchman Simon Lorenzi again manages to climb an extremely difficult boulder: Big Conviction (8c +).
A few days ago the Frenchman Nico Pelorson succeeded in repeating the 9a boulder Soudain Seul. He suggests a rating of 8c +.
The Frenchman Nicolas Pelorson gets the first repetition of the 9a boulder Soudain Seul in Fontainebleau.
At the beginning of February the Belgian Simon Lorenzi climbed the second 9a boulder in the world: Soudain Seul. In an exclusive interview with Actiontalk TV, he reveals which tricks he had to use to crack the demanding boulder.
The 24-year-old Frenchman Simon Lorenzi managed the first ascent of the sit-down version of The Big Island in Fontainebleau. Now Simon decides on an evaluation and gives the extended version a new name: Soudain Seul (9a).
The Belgian Simon Lorenzi climbs the most famous and one of the most difficult bouldering problems: The seated start version of the boulder The Big Island in Fontainebleau.
The French Lucien Martinez succeeds in ascent of the Fontainebleau classic The Big Island (8c). However, Lucien suggests 8b + as a rating.
This video shows Nicolas Pelorson during the ascent of Charles Albert's No Kpote Only boulder. Nico rates the boulder down to 8c.
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