3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

by Björn Pohl - UKC Apr/2012
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South African Arjan De Kock is enjoying himself at Fontainebleau, bouldering stronger than ever. Lately he has repeated both The big island, 8C, and Satan i helvete assis, 8B+*. Nalle Hukkataival also repeated the latter.

Vincent Pochon's The Big Island, at Coquibus Rumont, adds two physical moves to the start of Dave Graham's The Island, 8B+. Arjan's ascent was the 3rd after Pochon and Lucas Ménégatti.

*Satan i helvete was opened by Sébastien Frigault and was given 8C. As far as I know, no one has repeated the problem from Sébastien's original, somewhat contrived(?), start, instead opting to start one move in, making it a low start weighing in around 8B+. I don't know where Arjan and Nalle started, but hopefully I will soon.

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