Loïc Zehani reports another very difficult first ascent with „Harlem“ in his French home climbing crag „Orgon“ in the sector „Bronx“. For Loïc, if the difficulty is confirmed, it was his third 9b route ever after „Obsession“ and „Chikane„.
The 50-move route starts via „Le Bronx“ and then reaches via an 8A boulder and the crux of „Sachidananda“ (9a+) the belay.
„After coming very close last spring and even closer last Sunday I finally redpointed the very resistant „Harlem“ route.
This consists of making the physical start of the „Bronx“, an unprecedented section in 8a bouldery to arrive while resisting in the crux of „Sachidananda“ to finish in this route.
It’s a very good tone above „Sachidananda“ and probably 9b. Here are some images while waiting for a longer video.
Thanks to @maxime_lfce for the videos.“