Wrestling with an alligator 8B flash by Yannick Flohé

Monday, 1 November

Yannick Flohé has flashed Wrestling with an alligator (8B) and done Bügeleisen (8B+) in Maltatal, video on his Insta.

"I spent two days in Maltatal on my first day I started with Power of goodbye 8B with a nice dyno from two crimps to a jug. After that, I tried Bügeleisen. After a really good flash attempt, falling at the last crimp before the big move to the edge, I climbed it in four more tries. On my sent go I got two splits on my fingertips so I couldn’t try the sit anymore. On my second day, I worked on Hide and Seek but dropped the last hold two times and couldn’t finish it. I was quite frustrated and already tired but Chris Schweiger told me to try Wrestling with an Alligator which he did the day before. I just decided to give it a try and somehow just flashed it. I think it’s not the hardest 8B and I had a good Beta 😅".

So did you actually have taped fingers while flashing the 8B?
Yes, two fingertips taped with superglue and tape 😅. And I put some climb skin into the cut that helped.

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