The Dutch Michiel Nieuwenhuijsen has done the FA of ‚Le Pilier du Désert assis‘ 8C in Fontainebleau after just four sessions, beside two sessions doing the 7C+ stand start ‚Le Pilier du Désert‘ some years ago. The 34-year-old climber did six 8B+ in the last year and also his other 8C, „The Story of two world’s„.

Manu Cornu, send the second ascent thought it was 8C+ but the third ascentionist, Nico Pelorson says he leans more towards 8B+ as it just took him three sessions. It should be noted that Nico has previously downgraded two 9A’s with „Soudain Seul“ and „No kapote only„.

Photo: (c) Bart Van Raaij