Guillaume Glairont Mondet adds new 8B boulder to Fontainebleau
On 16/02/2014 at Fontainebleau in France Guillaume Glairont Mondet has made the first ascent of the boulder problem La Toupie Carnivore 8B.
Last Sunday ace French boulderer Guillaume Glairont Mondet made the first ascent of La Toupie Carnivore, a new 8B at Rocher Saint Germain, Fontainebleau. Success comes in the wake of his recent first repeat of Jour de Chasse 8C, put up by Jan Hojer in this magic forest just a stone's throw from the French capital.
Clement Perotti, the man behind the lens of this video, provided the following information "This project has been tried before, but it's a combination of a morphological first move to a bad sloper, followed by a really powerful and technical mantle. Pretty pure font style! Guigui worked it on two session, around 80 tries on the first move (even if he isn't short), thinking this would be the crux, but in the end the mantle was really hard, too."
For those who are surprised that new problems continue to keep coming from the world's most famous bouldering area, Perotti explains "There is certainly room for new lines in the forest, some are really classic "next level" projects (such as The Island sit start, Karma sit, Imohtep sit), some are even referenced in guidebooks, but most just require a good eye and the desire to walk around a bit through the forest."