/ THE LOWDOWN: Guerre de nerfs, 9a, by Belhaj

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Björn Pohl - UKC - on 19 May 2012
Said Belhaj on the crux move of Guerre de nerds, 9a, La Verrière, 4 kbSaid Belhaj, from Sweden, has made what should be the 4th ascent of Pierre Soulé's Guerre de nerfs, 9a, at La Verrière in the French Ariège region.
According to Said, the route can be described as a hard 8c followed by an 8b/+, with the hardest single move being a big move from a crap left hand...

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Morgan Woods - on 19 May 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

Is that his first 9a? Congrats anyhow since it seems like he might have struggled with a few injuries in the past.
In reply to Morgan Woods: Said has been around forever as i.e. he's probably my age! :) Congrats to him.
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Fraser on 19 May 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

That's one seriously gymnastic looking route - totally physical! Great job by SB.

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