Délire Onirique assis, ~8C, first ascent by (Barefoot) Charles Albert

© Charles Albert coll.

Charles Albert, a.k.a. "Barefoot Charles" has made the first ascent of Délire Onirique assis, ~8C, at Rocher Saint-Germain, Fontainebleau, France.

Charles Albert on Délire Onirique assis, ~8C, Rocher Saint-Germain  © Charles Albert coll.
Charles Albert on Délire Onirique assis, ~8C, Rocher Saint-Germain
© Charles Albert coll.

Hey, yesterday I did Délire Onirique, easy 8c for tall dudes. Gotta find new hard projects now.

As the name suggests, this is the sit start to Kevin Lopata's, Délire Onirique, ~8A+, and this makes Charles' remark "easy 8c for tall dudes" interesting as Kevin is exactly that. A tall dude.

This was Charles' second of the grade after La Révolutionnaire, which he put up last month.

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9 Jan, 2017
Impressive. Between this guy and Dawes' no-handed climbing, we seem to have the climbing footwear spectrum covered.
9 Jan, 2017
Just when you think you've escaped 2016, bang, the insanity returns. Amazing considering the decades climbers have sought tighter shoes and this guy crimps with his big toe
9 Jan, 2017
I'd like to see him do it in B3's though - which is where the cutting edge is nowadays.
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