Tyler Landman Fontainebleau bouldering rampage
Tyler Landman from England has made a series of hard repeats in Fontainebleau, France, including the second ascent of Satan i Helvete assis, the FB8C.
Tyler Landman has slowly but surely been taking his climbing to a new level. His words, not ours, but we definitely agree. Ever since bursting onto the scene as a 15 year old with his fast repeat of Jerry Moffat's The Ace, this talented climber is maturing into one of Britain's most promising boulderers.
Recently Landman has been spending considerable time in the epitome European bouldering spot Fontainebleau, where just the other day he carried out a first repeat of Satan i Helvete assis, the FB8C problem first climbed by Sébastien Frigault in 2005. During his trip Landman has also made short work of a series of other forest desperate including, amongst others, Khéops Assis (first ascended by Antoine Vandeputte and now settling down in the region of Fb8B/8B+) and the Olivier Lebreton creation Gecko Assis 8b+. Perhaps even more impressively, he also sent the "Big Five" which is an even harder variation of the mega classic "Big Four" at Cuvier Rampart (comprised of Big Boss 7C, Formis Rouges 7C, Tristesse 7C and Big Golden, 7C+) which thanks to Atrésie 8A completes the quintet. All five in a day, all five never attempted before by Landmann...
The 18 year old, whose blog on moonclimbing.com is a must for all boulderers who respect the game, stated after Satan "I had elevated my game to the next level and with no particular effort to do so, it had just happened. I thought about what I'd just done and how far I'd come. It felt good to be on the next level, and I looked back at what it took to get here. Thirteen years of dedication, discipline and determination. Practice really does pay off, and in this moment I was satisfied, aware of my ability to rock climb." No comment ;-)
Ty Landman - Khéops 8b from ben pritchard on Vimeo.