Ascent 3 of Quoi de Neuf by Alban Levier

Date of Ascent:

December 20, 2015

Suggested Grade:



10 days


Fanatic Climbing reports on Facebook about Alban Levier's ascent of Quoi de Neuf.
Fanatic Christmas present : The Parisian and French bouldering team climber Alban Levier today did the third ascent of "Quoi de neuf" 8c (the route that spans the whole Orsay roof in Paris's south surburb) after working on it for about 10 days. The first ascent of this testpiece was made in 2008 by the much missed Rémy Bergasse and the second ascent by Seb Bouin last september. Here's what Alban said about the send: « It's a very demanding line. Every kind of climbing movement is in there. You contort your body in every direction! That's why it's wonderful! The orginal exit is an 8b to which is added an additional 12 entry moves that make an 8a boulder in themselves so the effort is completely different. It's great to manage to do a long and intense challenge like this. All my thoughts are with Rémy Bergasse. Without him and his vision, the line would probably still be a project! It's a nice achievement for me too, because I remember climbing in this roof when I was about 12 and I didn't manage to link the 6B easy traverse between the 2 hard parts of the roof ! I've made some progress since then! Video coming soon ! »