VIDEO: The Big Island by Guigui - 8Cby Björn Pohl - UKC Jan/2013
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Guillaume Glairon-Mondet, or simply "Guigui", has repeated Vincent Pochon's The Big Island, ~8C, at Coquibus Rumont, Fontainebleau.
This was his first of the grade and also the problem he had spent the most time on, 12 sessions over a three year period. His hardest before this was Supertanker,~8B+, also at Fontainebleau, which he climbed just before Christmas.
The Big island adds a couple of moves to The Island, ~8B+/C, and has a total of 8 moves, most of which are about compression and body tension.
Now, Guigui has a week of rest from the hard training, i.e a week of outdoor climbing, when he will try to repeat something even harder. He says he's close to doing Trip-hop, ~8C, and also wants to do Mécanique Élémentaire, ~8C. Both problems were first done by Sébastien Frigault.