Branson, the classic but miniscule bouldering crag on the hillside just where the valley turns sharply east (thereby often avoiding the rain) is really in vogue these days. A few days ago Guillaume Glairon-Mondet and Nicolas André used the good conditions to their advantage to make a few impressive sends. Guillaume made quick work of both La dance des balrogs and La Jonction, ~8A+/B and ~8B respectively, and finished the day off with La traction celeste, ~8A. Nicolas did La dance... and La traction celeste. He also had a good run on Radja, but it will have to wait till spring. Photo: Guillaume squeezing a small hold on La Jonction, by Nicolas André.
Afterwards they celebrated in style at Chambre 9 in Chamonix, where Lafouche and Said Belhaj were playing. If ever have a chance to attend one of their sessions, don't miss it! The full story, in French, can be found on Kairn.