8b+ by Florence Pinet at Buoux, and more

by Björn Pohl - UKC Mar/2010
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Florence Pinet, French difficulty champion, has made a rare ascent of Bout'Chou, or Chouca direct, 8b+. It's also very rare for women to climb at this level at Buoux. In fact, Florence is THE first woman to reach 8b+ here. Chapeau!
Her team mate, Guillaume Glairon-Mondet, meanwhile made fast work of the classic Minimum, 8c, commenting the crux was roughly 7A bloc. Others has suggested 7C for the crux, but to Guillaume, who's a member of the French bouldering team, it felt easy, like gym move. He also said that he found the route as a whole easier than La Rose et la vampire, 8b. Ok...
Source: Kairn/Grimper
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