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Melissa Le Nevé climbs Big Five

Mélissa Le Nevé on Atrésie, 8A, Cuvier Rempart, Fontainebleau , 120 kb
Mélissa Le Nevé on Atrésie, 8A, Cuvier Rempart, Fontainebleau
© Le Nevé coll.

Melissa Le Nevé has become the first woman to climb the famous "Big Five" at Cuvier Rempart, Fontainebleau. Five proud classics.

The "Big Five" are:

Big Boss, 7C
Fourmis Rouge, 7C
Tristesse, 7C
Big Golden, 7C+
Atrésie, 8A

It's funny cause it was a real challenge to complete those boulders with a style very different from my strength. The locals told me that it was the ticket to become "une vraie bleausarde" [a true bleausarde] while smiling, so I took the challenge. I feel like now I can try harder stuff here in the forest after having climbed a lot of the classic lines.

So, it's official then: Melissa is the first woman to become a true bleausarde!

Will we see her on the World Cup circuit this year?

[Yes]I want to compete this year. This semi-break I have taken last year gave me a lot of motivation to reach another step!

Melissa Le Nevé is sponsored by: adidas and Five Ten



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