Branson, the classic but miniscule bouldering crag on the hillside just where the valley turns sharply east (thereby often avoiding the rain) is really in vogue these days. A few days ago Guillaume Glairon-Mondet and Nicolas André used the good conditions to their advantage to make a few impressive sends.
Guillaume made quick work of both La dance des balrogs
and La Jonction
, ~8A+/B and ~8B respectively, and finished the day off with La traction celeste
Nicolas did La dance...
and La traction celeste
. He also had a good run on Radja, but it will have to wait till spring.Photo: Guillaume squeezing a small hold on La Jonction, by Nicolas André.
Afterwards they celebrated in style at Chambre 9
in Chamonix, where Lafouche and Said Belhaj were playing. If ever have a chance to attend one of their sessions, don't miss it!
The full story, in French, can be found on Kairn
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