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Fred Nicole and Fatman

03.03.2000 by

Swiss Fred Nicole adds new start to Fatman, Fontainebleau

Fred Nicole, the Swiss boulder specialist, has added an extension to one of Fontainebleau's hardest problems, 'Fatman' 8b.

First climbed in 1993 by Jacky Godoffe, this testpiece starts from a one-finger pocket beneath a roof and tops out on tiny edges eight moves higher. It has received a dozen or so ascents.
Fred Nicole's extension, added last month, ups the grade to a suggested Font 8b/b+. A relatively easy start is now followed by a long reach to the pocket and then the final moves.


(Fred Nicole pulling Fatman - photos Roberto Fioravanti)

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