/ THE LOWDOWN: J-P Bouvier puts up 9A traverse in Font
The left-to-right is an 8B trav. in its own right, while the right-to-left weighs in at a mighty 8C trav. Adding the two makes a 9A...
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"shouldn't be confused with a 9A boulder problem (9A bloc), which would be impossibly difficult."
So if you climb a 9A boulder problem which is a traverse (and so legitimately called a 9A traverse), how would you distinguish it from a traverse problem graded '9A traverse' (also legitimately called a 9A traverse), though actually many grades easier?
I doubt I was the only one who thought this 55 yr old had claimed a 9A ascent.
so if he did another 'lap' back and forth, what grade would that be...?
Pretty sound. I think it's called Fou Rire, maybe, not Fou Fire?
Anyway, ignoring the idiots above, what are the actual hardest traverses in Font. Is this it, or are there loads of 9a traverses?
Well if 8B + 8C = 9A then you could say the addition of an 8C bumps the 8B up by 4 grades, or you could say the addition of an 8B bumps the 8C up by 2 grades...
it follows that 8B + 8C + 8B + 8C = err 10A!
Just to clarify... This is a French 9a not a Font 9a right? Coz surely that would now the hardest graded boulder problem in the world?
Or am i missing something?
This is a Font traverse grade and is a completely different scale.
What is the scale? I must admit i had no idea the traverses were graded differently out there.
Thank you :)
Can we please make it clear that
9A = boulder problem
9a = route/traverse grade
Traverses are closer to routes, and graded the same (AFAIK) so lets just keep the nomenclature the same eh?
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