Charles Albert, the barefoot boulderer, has made the first ascent of La Révolutionnaire at Gros Sablons, Fontainebleau, for which he suggests ~8C.
As always, he climbed it barefoot and what's interesting is that he says he thinks it harder with shoes than without.
Probably it's once again a problem where it's possible to stuff a toe or two into a pocket or slot which is useless with shoes on. This was also the case on Charles' direct version of Guillaume Glairon Mondet's Le Pied à Coulisse, ~8C, where he eliminated six moves and climbed a very different line.
Newsflash World's second Font 9A by Charles Albert
Charles Albert has climbed his project at Rocher Brule in Fontainebleau and given it a grade of Font 9A. French magazine Grimper broke the news in their latest issue and state that Charles named the problem No Kpote Only. This is only the...