Climbing history has just been made in the Chamonix Valley, France where a little-known British climber has made the first ascent of a long-term project for which he is proposing the grade of 9c. If the grade is confirmed, the ascent will call into question the need for rigorous training regimes and carefully planned performance. Details surrounding the ascent remain remarkably sketchy and as yet no witnesses or video footage has been produced to confirm the ascent. However, given the ascensionist's long-standing relationship with this show and his reputation as a bang up guy, we're more than happy to take his word for it...even if he was several pints in when he told us. An unnamed source has also informed us that since hearing the news, Adam Ondra, Alex Megos and Chris Sharma have dropped their current plans and are already converging on the valley. When asked about the route, Megos stated that he Chris and Adam intend to use combined tactics to get over the rumoured V17 boulder problem start.
World's First 9c Route Established In France | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep.474
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