Charles Albert ouvre Hypothèse assis 8C+ – Charles Albert opens Hypothèse assis 8C+
It’s at the entrance of Cuvier (Font) that Charles Albert added recently a new testpiece with the sit-start of classical 7C+ “Hypothèse”. You need to sit at the ground without crashpad with a fragile undercling for going again on the edge of the stand start and finish in that one (aphysical one on slopers graded 7C+). Charles gives 8C+ as grade.
Premier 8C pour Nicolas Pelorson – First 8C by Pelorson
“I did 3 sessions last year but conditions were not good. This week, it was perfect! I did a little session on it on Monday, working on new betas and I did it the day after. In Font, conditions are most important than the shape of the climber! It’s a very impressive line which looks impossible when you watch it. Very playful to climb!”
Jakob Schubert repeats El Bon Combat, ~9b
Jakob Schubert has repeated Chris Sharma's El Bon Combat in the Cova de l'ocell not far from Barcelona, Spain. Chris gave the route 9b/+ whereas Jakob is leaning towards it being a bit easier, hard 9a+ or so. This was the first repeat.