Guillaume Glairon Mondet on La Toupie Carnivore assis. ~8C, Fontainebleau
Björn Pohl - UKC, Mar 2014
© Melanie Sandoz
Guillaume Glairon Mondet has made the first ascent of La Toupie Carnivore assis, ~8C, at Rocher Saint-Germain, Fontainebleau.
Guillaume made the FA of the ~8B stand start a couple of weeks ago but wasn't done with the problem just yet.
This boulder gave me several problems I had never been confronted with:
It took me two or three sessions to master the rest of the problem, and 8 more sessions to work only one movement. That's a long and boring process, but at the end, that was one of my best moment of climbing.
And, with lack of confidence, I tried only that one movement, without the starting move. And once from hundreds of tries, I did the move, and then topped out the boulder... but without the easiest move... But the good thing is that I knew it was possible for me!
For the grade, my thought is 8C for the sit start, but as usual, time and repeaters will tell us...
This was Guillaume's fourth of the grade.