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La Révolutionnaire, ~8C, first ascent by Charles Albert

© Charles Albert collection

Charles Albert, the barefoot boulderer, has made the first ascent of La Révolutionnaire at Gros Sablons, Fontainebleau, for which he suggests ~8C.

Charles Albert on La révolutionnaire, ~8C, Fontainebleau  © Charles Albert collection
Charles Albert on La révolutionnaire, ~8C, Fontainebleau
© Charles Albert collection

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.


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Charles Albert
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Charles Albert is a legendary French climber famous for climbing barefoot. His local area is Fontainebleau where he has climbed many of the hardest problems and performed many first ascents.

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