The 18-year-old Frenchman Loïc Zehani reports his first 9a route this year. He called the route “Teahupoo” 9a and was drilled by his father Christophe Zehani. It was his 9th route in grade 9a and more difficult. Last year Loïc climbed his first 9b route with “Obsession“.
“The first part is vertical with a boulder problem on the first 2 meters. After that, you have a boulder section (7 moves) in overhang with an undercling up to a little two fingers pocket to get out of the roof and enter in a nice and technical wall. This route is very nice because it’s very varied. It took me five days to complete this route because of the boulder section but also because of the wall section.”