9a's all over the place

Gérôme Pouvreau on La Madone, 9a+, 77 kb
Gérôme Pouvreau on La Madone, 9a+
© Pouvreau coll.

The "place" being France.

First of all, Gérôme Pouvreau has made the FA of La Madone, a ~50m 9a+ at a secret crag somewhere in the Luberon national park. The route is a combination of two 8c+'s with a good rest between them. One of the routes is Les grand Daltons a route Adam Ondra felt was rather hard for the grade when he did it last year.
On his blog, Gérôme comments that the route is long, beautiful and hard, unfortunately the exact location is a secret...

Seb Boussogne on La directe du crapaud, 9a, 167 kb
Seb Boussogne on La directe du crapaud, 9a
© Julien Nadiras

At Céüse, Cedric Lachat has made the 3rd ascent, after Ondra and Pringle, of Le Cadre, now 9a. Gérôme and Alizée Dufraisse is also close to the cigar on this one.

At St Pancrasse, Seb Boussogne has done his first 9a, La directe du crapaud

Source: Kairn

Gérôme Pouvreau is sponsored by: prAna, Osprey, Petzl, Five Ten and Beal.

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