Trip-hop, ~8C, by Guigui Mondetby Björn Pohl - UKC Feb/2013
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Guillaume Glairon-Mondet has repeated Sébastien Frigault's Trip Hop, ~8C, at Boissy aux Cailles, Fontainebleau.
Guigui certainly picked the wrong day in climbing history if he wanted to make the headlines, but as he puts it himself it was a good day of climbing.... Perhaps the understatement of the year so far.
About the problem which adds a small traverse to the start of, he says that:
It is super nice, one of my best ones... [...] but it could be 8B+ as I needed only 5 sessions in two years...
Before him, only Thomas Willenberg and Paul Robinson have claimed repeats.
This was Guigui's second of the grade after The big island which he did earlier this year.
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