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.
“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 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.