La Force 8Cc+ by Killian Chabrier

Saturday, 10 April

Killian Chabrier has done Alban Levier's La Force just outside Fontainebleau, which with 35 moves previously have been graded; 9a route, 8C+ traverse or 8C boulder. (8a try to differentiate traverse gradings by saying 8Cc+).

"I started trying the different parts of this line two years ago. I did l’Acte 1 (8A), l’Acte 2 (8B) and Morpheus (7C+) in approximately five sessions but didn’t feel endure enough to link it all. Last year, I ripped a bit of my biceps on the twist of l’Acte 2, and decided to take a break to try other boulders. This year I wanted to try Quoi de Neuf (8C) which I did quickly on my second session, and the next step was La Force. It took me three more sessions to send it, falling three times on the last sketchy move where you have to jump to the crack. It’s for sure the best line of the Toit d’Orsay, and for the grade, I don’t have enough experience in lead or in traverse in this grade, so I’ll just trust the previous climbers for the 9a lead grade and the 8C+ traverse grade."

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