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 (f8B+) - 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 (f8A) which is known for its wild cut-loose crux move.
In the same day, Ned made what is believed to be the 5th ascent of Jour de chasse (f8C) 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.
"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