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Climbers Send 100 V6 Boulders in a Day

Two climbers celebrated the 70th anniversary of the first V6 (7A) in Fontainebleau by biking 70 kilometres and climbing a lot of rock

Belgium climber Seb Berthe and French climber Hugo Parmentier sent 100 different V6 Fontainebleau problems in a day. The two climbers avoided using a car, and instead ran and biked between objectives.

This year is the 70th anniversary of the first V6 (7A) in Fontainebleau, which led to the two climbers envisioning a huge one-day link up. The first V6 was La Joker, a now-classic problem.

They started in Rocher Canon at 5:30 a.m. and moved south, finishing in Nemours and returning home by midnight. In total, they biked 70 kilometres and the single-day adventure was captured by a film crew; so we can expect a film later this year.

While we haven’t heard of too many 100-in-a-day link ups, Alex Honnold did link 290 pitches on his 29th birthday in Squamish, and climbers once linked 25 sport routes at Ontario’s Mount Nemo in a day. And in Bishop last year, Timothy Kang linked five of the boldest highballs in a day, read about it here. There are probably countless big link ups that have never been reported, but if you’re looking for a fun challenge then consider a 100 problem day.

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