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Julia Chanourdie on Eagle (9b) Video

© Petzl

Back in November, Julia Chanourdie became the third woman to climb a 9b with her ascent of Eagle 4 at Saint Léger. The route was first climbed by Adam Ondra in 2018 and had only been repeated once by Hugo Parmentier.

The French climber has had an incredible year; in March she climbed her first 9a+, becoming the third woman to do so with her ascent of Supercrackinette.

Julia is an equally talented and well-rounded competition climber, having qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the end of 2019 in Toulouse.

Petzl have just released a short film documenting her ascent:

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29 Dec, 2020

Very impressive.

29 Dec, 2020

Theres some great shots on the traverse, she looks genuinely surprised to have caught some of the holds. Am I the only on that felt there's a slightly weird feeling to parts of it, seems to be a Petzl thing that's most obvious in some of their rock trip films.

29 Dec, 2020

They skipped a lot of the clips I think - that felt a bit funny - the bit I found impressive was that you think from the front on shots that it looks quite hard, etc. Then you get some other angles that properly show you how overhanging it is and then you think, wow that really is hard.

29 Dec, 2020

We see JC through a glass, darkly.

I don't think it detracts from it though.

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