We reported last week that Ned Feehally had climbed The Island 8B+ in Fontainebleau, France - now he's gone one step further to tick The Big Island 8C, first climbed by Vincent Pouchon, which adds a couple of tricky moves to the start.
With just a few days of his trip left after climbing The Island, it was yet another case of playing the waiting game for Ned:
"My main goal was always to climb The Big Island, it's such an amazing line. However I wasn't sure if that was a realistic goal. I decided to work my way up to it by climbing The Island first. After doing that I was sure I'd be able to to The Big Island if I could get the right conditions. I spent the rest of my trip resting up and waiting for the perfect day."
Cutting it fine time-wise, Ned finally managed to make an ascent at the last possible opportunity:
"Fortunately on the evening of my last day the breeze picked up and it cooled down enough for me to link the problem. I was very lucky to get that small window of good conditions and I am really pleased I managed to make the most of it. It could easily have gone the other way!"
Watch a video of Ned on The Big Island below: