Mécanique élémentaire, first ~8B+ by Melissa Le Nevé

© Fabian Buhl

Mélissa Le Nevé on Mécanique élémentaire, ~8B+, Recloses, Fontainebleau  © Fabian Buhl
Mélissa Le Nevé on Mécanique élémentaire, ~8B+, Recloses, Fontainebleau
© Fabian Buhl
Melissa Le Nevé has made the first female ascent of Sébastien Frigault's Mécanique élémentaire, ~8B+, at Recloses, Fontainebleau.

Swoop!! Today I could send my hardest climb on the paper but mostly my hardest challenge in terms of reachy moves and mental side ! After falling a while on the very last move I finally could stand on the top of "Mécanique élémentaire" 8B+. Super happy!

It seems Melissa's leaving the competition scene and focusing on outdoor climbing is really beginning to pay off. By repeating Mecanique elementaire she became only the sixth* female climber to climb an ~8B+ or harder boulder problem.

*Tomoko Ogawa, Shauna Coxsey, Alex Puccio(3), Ashima Shiraishi(5), Isabelle Faus(2)

This weekend we'll have a chance to see whether Melissa will be able to tranfer her good outdoor form to indoor climbing at the CWIF.


Melissa Le Nevé is sponsored by: adidas, Five Ten and Petzl

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18 Mar, 2017
Apparently, Nalle Hukkataival did Jour de Chasse on the same bloc, just minutes before Melissa's ascent of Mécanique Élémentaire. Source:
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