Chikane 9b by Loic Zehani

19 April 2022

Loic Zehani has done the FA of Chikane (9b) in Avignon. Previously the 20-year-old has done 42 routes 9a to 9b, out of which 22 FAs. (c) Guillermin

"Chikane is a 30 moves route that can be divided into three parts with no rest. The first part is a ten moves 8b, followed by a magnificent boulder section, very varied with crimps, verticals and a heel hook. This sequence of ten moves must be around an 8A+ boulder. Then comes the last section with two dynamics around 7C+/8A boulder. The whole route is very hard and resistant. It took me about fifteen sessions over two months. I propose 9b while waiting for future repeaters. I'll post a video this week. Note that there are two projects left around 9b+."

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