One month ago, Jan Hojer repeated Dave Graham's The Island at Fontainebleau. Now, he has started a couple of moves lower to the right and done Vincent Pochon's The Big Island, ~8C.
When I asked him after the former ascent, he said the plan was to go back and try the lower start when it was dry. Guess he didn't get the chance during that trip.
Before this, The Island checked in at #7 on Jan's hardest-problem-regardless-of-grade list, so an educated guess would be that this one makes it into at least the top-5.
Now that you've done both versions, how would you compare them?
Alright, so I guess this means my comment that this would make it into your top-5 was wrong?
*These problems share the #4 position on the list I'm referring to above. More about this and a lot of other similar lists soon(er or later).
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