Vincent Pochon has repeated The Island, (Font 8C) in Fontainebleau.
The problem was first climbed by Dave Graham.
Pochon started lower than Graham, adding two extra moves. He also suggested a sit-start is possible and would add a Font 8B on to the base of this problem increasing the overall...
In reply to benj_d:
Pochon...also suggested a sit-start is possible and would add a Font 8B on to the base of this problem increasing the overall difficulty by a huge amount.
In the interview Pochon only says that 'anything is possible' in relation to the sit start. The only source I've found for the grade is on Bjorn Pohl's blog, but he doesn't cite his source.
It just seems to me that if you're going to base a news article on someone else's interview, at least quote soundbites which are in it. There's plenty of interesting comments in there and the odd important detail, like the name of the extension The Big Island.
In reply to UKC News: I saw Dave Graham on this problem in a clip on you tube and was completely blown away by it. Good effort on the second ascent and it's unthinkable that there has been extra moves to it and also the possibility of a sit start. Cool news!!!