Moksha, 9a, by Meignan (18) and Deflaugergues (19)by Björn Pohl - UKC Jul/2014
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Hugo Meignan (18) and Geoffray Deflaugergues (19) have both repeated Gérôme Pouvreau's Moksha, 9a, at Pic St. Loup, France.
For Hugo it was the first of the grade while Geoffray climbed his first 9a years ago aged 13.
After one year off, he seems to have returned to some kind of form...
Both of them also repeated Helix au pays des merveilles, 8c+, in the same sector.
Hugo told Planet Grimpe the route has two bouldery passages separated by some resistance climbing and a couple of rests and that the hardest thing about the route for him was to be able to pass into the 9th grade mentally. Previously he has done three 8c+'s including Helix....
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