The Big Island 8C and Belial 8B+ by Nico Januel (38)

Wednesday, 13 October

Nico Januel, who is working as the French coach in the World Cups, has done his fifth 8C, The Big Island in Fontainebleau. In his Insta video he reviels a new toe-hook beta for the 1.7 meter tall guys. "It took me about 12/15 short sessions to find the beta and connect it. I worked a bit during this summer to be ready when the friction will be ok. So that’s good! ;-)"

Last week he also did Belial 8B+ in Fontainebleau on his first session this year after having worked it for five sessions last year.

How come you are peaking now at age 38 and what is next?
Maybe I am trying harder ;-) Would like to boulder 8C+ for sure and some big projects on the cliff for the winter, back in Buoux soon.

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