Coup d’état 9a by Mathieu Pauwels

Thursday, 27 May

Mathieu Pauwels has done his fourth 9a, Coup d’état in fleron. "It is a route equipped by my friend Micha "The machine" Simon Lorenzi made the first ascent of the route last year and "the second machine" Thomas Salakenos the 2nd a few months ago. Otherwise, it is a short resistance type because there are only +/- 18 movements. I did the route fairly quickly in 4 working sessions. In any case, it is a unique route in Belgium and essential."

What is next?
I have another 9a project and I am trying a possible 9a+/b. My two projects are located at a small cliff called Le Trou Margritte. The first plan is to try to do an old project bolted by Nicolas Favresse which should be 9a. And then try a line that has never been done as well which would be around 8c/+. If I chain this line I will try to add a new start via another route 8c/+ route. The whole line must be 9a+/b? For me, this is finally the entrance to a new world.

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