Guigui and Le Nevé strikes againby Björn Pohl - UKC Feb/2013
This news story has been read 2,672 times
French boulder team members Guillaume Glairon-Mondet and Mélissa Le Nevé has once again made some hard repeats.
Mél is currently at Hueco Tanks, Texas, where she has done two 8A+'s, Barefoot on sacred ground and Tequila sunrise, and one 8A, Diaphanous see.
She is one of the few girls who is world class in bouldering comps, bouldering on rock and sport climbing on rock, with several 8c's and 8c+ under her belt.
Meanwhile, closer to home, Guigui keeps ticking off hard problems at Fontainebleau.
After repeating some of the hardest the forest has to offer earlier this year, including two 8C's, he has now made quick repeats of Paul Robinson's The Traphouse, ~8B+, which in essence is Gourmandise, ~8B, with a physically harder, but more straight forward, finish. On his his blog, he comments
For me, this problem is the same level as 'Gourmandise', because even if it's physically an harder finish, it's also less tricky. But more of that, for me, 'Gourmandise' is also so much harder than all the other 8B's I have done in the forest and all over the world...
Guigui also repeated l'Apparement bas and la directe du surplomb de la mée assis, both of which are 8B.