8C and 8B+ in a day for Ned Feehally

Ned Feehally is currently in Fontainebleau, France where he has so far had an impressive run of form - climbing an 8C and an 8B+ in one day. 

Between rain showers Ned managed to climb Mécanique Élémentaire - a long 8B+ first climbed in 2005 by Sébastien Frigault, with a crux at the very end after thirteen large moves through a roof. The problem links a hard start section with a tricky heel hook into an 8A called Opium which is known for its wild cut-loose crux move. 

Ned Feehally climbing Jour de Chasse
© Martin Smith

In the same day, Ned made what is believed to be the 5th ascent of Jour de chasse 8C - a problem recently established by Jan Hojer. This starts the same as for Mécanique then finishes up Narcotic - a burly 8A+/8B in its own right. 

Ned commented: 

"Both these problems went down fairly fast. I had a go on our first day here, rested a day and went back and finished them off the next day. Lucky really since it's been raining a load since then!"

Watch a video of Jan Hojer climbing Jour de Chasse here.

Ned is sponsored by: Arc'teryx, Beastmaker, Five Ten and Wild Country

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