Super Crackinette 9a+ by Thomas Ballet

Wednesday, 21 April

Thomas Ballet, four times Top-6 in the World Cup, has done his first 9a+, Super Crackinette in St Léger. In 2016, the 31-year-old retired from the competition scene.

"When I was competing I almost never climbed outdoors. Six years ago I did Sankukai in Entraygues which has been downgraded to 8c+. After three years of a climbing break because of work, I started climbing again two years ago with no goals. I was missing climbing and I love our sport more than anything. Now I only climb on rocks, doing lots of different routes and styles, easy routes but "legends routes" for example La rose et le vampire in Buoux. In February, I decided to find something harder. I worked Super Crackinette for four weekends and finally sent it."

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