Date of Ascent:

1996

Suggested Grade:

8B

Notes:

8A+/8B

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Nalle Hukkataival reclimbs Alchemiste at Fontainebleau
Making the most of what he he describes as “one of those special days”, Finnish boulderer Nalle Hukkataival has made the second ascent of l’Alchemiste, the superb boulder problem at Fontainebleau first climbed by Marc Le Menestrel back in 1997. Graded 8A+/8B and possibly the hardest problem in the forest at the time, just days after the ascent the crux holds were mysteriously hammered off and the problem remained unrepeated - and one of the aerea’s best known projects - since then.

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L'Alchimiste on Bleau.info.
this mythic boulder, opened by Marc le Ménestrel in 1996 with the grade of 8b, had been vandalized. The problem has finally be reopened on March 4th 2015 by Nalle Hukkataival.