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La Force 8C (9a or 8Cc+ Trav) by Coudert Camille
OffLine 8a.nu
  2019-05-08 00:00:00    
Coudert Camille, who previoulsy has done five 8B's, has done the first repeat of Alban Levier's La Force 8C (9a or 8Cc+) in Fontainebleau which has a harder exit then the more frequently done Quoi de neuf 8C.

"The boulder is 7C+/8A and 8B to 7C finish, with a good rest between 8A and 8B. it is about 35 moves long so it is hard to give the whole line a boulder grade. A 9a route grade has also been suggested but in comparison to existing trav grades 8C+ would fit.

I started working on La Force seriously a month ago. I needed five sessions to take it down. It is my biggest achievement so far in a style I'm not used to work on (a long effort being a boulderer). I think this problem cannot be considered as a route or a boulder. It is something in between that's why I think the 8C+ traverse grading is more appropriate."


(8a agrees with Camille but instead we call such long climbs without a rope, a boulder route and adding 8Cc+, in order to separate from route or boulder grades).

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OffLine IvanTM
  2019-05-10 12:25:08    
I think that Manu Cornu repeated 'La Force' before Coudert Camille
OffLine Mayeul Plaige
  2019-05-14 08:42:28    
Manu Cornu did "Quoi de neuf", a slightly easier and shorter version of the boulder (graded 8C), which was first climbed by Rémy Bergasse about 10 years ago.