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Caroline Sinno climbing her first 8B boulder problem, L'insoutenable Légèreté de l'Autre at Fontainebleau
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Caroline Sinno climbing her first 8B boulder problem, L'insoutenable Légèreté de l'Autre at Fontainebleau
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Caroline Sinno at Fontainebleau climbs her first 8B, L'insoutenable Légèreté de l'Autre

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French climber Caroline Sinno has climbed her first 8B boulder problem, L'insoutenable Légèreté de l'Autre, at Fontainebleau

34-year-old Caroline Sinno has climbed her first 8B boulder problem, L’insoutable légèreté de l’autre in Fontainebleau on the outskirts of Paris. Featuring a thin crack, tiny crimps and then a difficult mantle exit, this lefthand variation to the classic Insoutenable Légéreté de l’Être at Franchard Isatis was established by Sébastien Frigault in 2009. Since then several holds have broken prompting some to wonder if the bloc might be harder than before, nevertheless the grade has remained steady at 8B.

Sinno spent about two months working the moves prior to the send last week. She comprehensibly commented: "Beware of the holds on the mantle and the mid-section when you are trying it, some of them are very fragile!"

It’s worth noting that female 8B in the forest is few and far between. Catherine Miquel archived this grade in 2002 on Trafic, but this is a traverse, while Mélissa Le Nevé made headline news in 2017 with her ascent of Mécanique élémentaire which some now believe to be a full grade easier.

Originally from Paris, Sinno moved to Fontainebleau only recently in order to enjoy the forest as much as possible. Previously she sent three 8B traverses, including Trafic. With more time on her hands now, there may well be more in store in the future.

Caro Sinno - favourite Fontainebleau boulder problems
Le Lépreux direct - 7A
Iceberg - 7A+
Les beaux quartiers - 8A
L’Insoutenable - 8B
La Valse aux adieux - 8B traverse

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Je trouve que montrer la toute fin du bloc est plus authentique qu’une photo.. Mais désolée pour vos oreilles L’Insoutenable légèreté de l’autre est passée. La ligne et la vidéo d’Enzo Oddo m’avaient toujours inspirée et quel plaisir de retrouver des méthodes après la casse d’une prise clé en 2011 (partie du milieu). Première petite ré-ouverture en 2019 d’un passage sur un bloc majeur et premier 8B au passage! Le rêve, j’ai l’impression que la journée d’avant hier n’a pas existé Merci à mon @lumartinez_93 pour les meilleures parades!! Attention les prises sont fragiles et c’est une face nord alors ne brossez pas trop fort et soyez délicats... Merci Thomas de me suivre depuis 3 ans déjà @cpa_performance • So happy about this one! It’s more authentic to show you the mantle than a photo The line and video of Enzo Oddo back in 09 always inspired me. It was cool to find new betas for the mid section as one crucial hold broke 10 years ago. So very pleased to re open an old line on this gorgeous boulder and climb my first 8B in Font that is not a trav @arkose.climbing @snap.climbing @crimpoilofficial . . . . . . . . . . . @frictionlabs @opel_france @scarpaspa @beyondhopeuk #climbing_videos_of_instagram #boulderinglife #boulderinglife #climbing_lovers #climbing_lovers #climbing_is_my_passion #fontainebleau #fontainebleaubouldering #bouldering #boulderinglife #boulderinggym #boulderingbabes #bouldering_videos_of_instagram #climbingislife #climbingisbliss #climbingisfun

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