From Dirt Grows The Flowers 8C by Clément Lechaptois

18 January 2023

Clément Lechaptois, who did his first 8C+ last October, has repeated Dave Graham's From Dirt Grows The Flowers (8C) in Chironico. (c) Rainer Eder

Can you tell us more about the ascent?
I've tried the boulder quite a lot 2 seasons ago when Giul (Cameron) was trying Ephyra but I struggled with the mantle. Came back one day in november with no expectations but it felt way better and managed it. It was the last day of a mini trip. Came back saturday, conditions were good, climbed the mantle again and went for a burn from the start. Everything felt good and climbed the entire boulder !

What is your next plan and ambition?
Psyched on Alphane at the moment!

How was the first sessions?
Oooof, I actually started to try when it was still a project with Shawn & the crew. The last sessions have been quite promising tho.

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