The Big Island

FA Grade:

8C

Date of Ascent:

January 03, 2010

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Date of Ascent:

January 28, 2011

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Ascent 3 of The Big Island by Arjan de Kock

Date of Ascent:

April 11, 2012

Suggested Grade:

Unknown

Date of Ascent:

January 16, 2013

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Ascent 5 of The Big Island by Jan Hojer

Date of Ascent:

January 25, 2013

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Ascent 6 of The Big Island by Toru Nakajima

Date of Ascent:

February 22, 2013

Suggested Grade:

8C

Date of Ascent:

March 03, 2013

Suggested Grade:

8C

Date of Ascent:

February 05, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

4 days

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Griffin Whiteside Sends The Big Island (V15) in Fontainebleau
Whiteside took down some of the forest's classics, including Hibernatus Assis (V14) and Elephunk (V13), before setting his sights on The Big Island. First, however, Whiteside climbed the line from a few moves in, sending The Island (V14) on his third day of attempts. On his fourth day, Whiteside returned and added the two intro moves to complete The Big Island.

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Date of Ascent:

March 11, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8C soft

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Date of Ascent:

November 28, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Après « The Island », Ned Feehally empoche « The Big Island », 8C à Bleau
Et hier, lors de son dernier jour de trip à Fontainebleau, il a finalement également empoché « The Big Island », 8C bloc!

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Date of Ascent:

December 21, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Ascent 12 of The Big Island by James Webb

Date of Ascent:

February 06, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8C soft. Watch the ascent on "Out of Sight III".

Ascent 13 of The Big Island by Jonas Winter

Date of Ascent:

February 24, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C

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VIDEO: Jonas Winter sending The Big Island.
The Big Island 8c perfectly situated on a hill with a nice few, smooth and organic shaped holds exactly where you need them and a line, as logical and aestheitc as it gets .... #liveclimbrepeat — with Jonas Winter.

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VIDEO: The Big Island, ~8C, by Jonas Winter
It seems the friction has once again returned to Fontainebleau, where Jonas Winter has made a very solid looking repeat of The Big Island, ~8C. As far as I know this was the first of the grade for him.

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Ascent 14 of The Big Island by Taylor McNeill

Date of Ascent:

October 23, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Date of Ascent:

November 06, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Ryohei Kameyama reports on Facebook about his ascent of the Big Island.
11月6日 The big island 8c!!! 今まで登れた課題の中で一番の達成感です! I send The big island(8c)! 今回フォンテーヌブローに行けることが決定した時から一度は見たいと思っていた課題でした。ブローでも特に有名なこの課題。圧倒的なムーブの距離感があり、出来るかどうかは実際に行ってみないと分からない状態でした。それでも、ツアーの数ヶ月前から「もし届くなら。。」と目標にはしていました。 実際にbig islandに到着して1番遠い1手を探ってみると本当にギリギリながら届くことが分かったものの、手を出す瞬間は顔を横に向けていないと岩にぶつけるレベルでした。届くだけでパツパツ過ぎで、トライ1日目と2日目は1つのムーブを安定させることすら出来ず、ツアー中にこれ以上のトライするべきなのか心底迷いました。 ツアーも半分を過ぎ、別の課題を打ち込もうと考える一方で、もう一度だけ体力を万全にして挑もうと思い直し、レスト開けにトライしてみました。その日は以前よりもブローの砂岩に慣れ、ヒールを使った押さえ込みが強くなったのかムーブが連続して起こせるようになり、可能性を一気に感じました。 そして、ついに今日登ることができました。全く可能性を感じない状況から、ひたすら打ち込むことで完登まで繋げらたことは本当に嬉しいです。 遠いアプローチを何度も往復し、長いトライ時間を見守って貰った由井さん、中村さんには感謝です。日本からの応援もありがとうございます😊 #goodbouldering #DoctorAir 📸:中村拓哉

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Two ~8C's and more by Ryohei Kameyama in Fontainebleau
Back home in Japan I have climbed some 8B〜8B+ boulders, but no 8C's yet, but it seems the Fontainebleau sandstone suits his style perfectly as he has very quickly managed to repeat: - Fatman, ~8B - The Traphouse, ~8B+ - Gecko assis, ~8B+ - Jour de chasse, ~8C - The Big island, ~8C

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