New 9a/b by Rouhling

Fred Rouhling is at it again. Recently he did the FA of Empreintes 9a/b.
"It?s a very gymnastic route with far between the holds and a powerful crux. It starts with an old soft 7c route. The new part starts with a great dyno in a roof, to catch a flat hold (7C/+ boulder grade) with a bad fall (scratch to a vertical part?). After three more moves we get to a very hard jump (8A/+ boulder grade) which is far and has a very uncomfortable start (also a strange hold to catch on the top). The finish is also hard with extreme body tension moves with so far between the holds ( I think this other part can be grade 8A boulder for 5 moves). This route is comparable in style to Hugh one of my old 9a but a level harder."
Matthieu Raffier from visitvenusproductions is working on a big video

Empreintes - 9a/b - Fred ROUHLING from VisitVenusProductions on Vimeo.

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