French climber Julia Chanourdie has sent her second 5.14d with a tick of Molasse’son in Mollans, France.
Chanourdie reported that it’s the first female ascent of the overhanging line that was established by Antonin Rhodes.
The relatively new route was first climbed by Gerome Pouvreau in 2017 and then sent by French Romaric Geoffroy and Hugo Parmentier. It starts with a hard boulder problem.
Chanourdie’s first 5.14d was in 2017, it was Ground Zero at Toit de Sarre.
Fanatic Climbing reported that she said, “In March better conditions came, and I finally did three sessions on it in two weeks and I significantly improved and I understood I could send the route quickly.
“Yesterday, after the fabulous two weeks, I sent the route on my first go of the day… I felt good, and I was surprised to have good feelings in the moves, a lightness sensation.”
Chanourdie won the bronze medal at The World Games 2017 in Wrocław, Poland, and will be competing at the World Cups in 2018.
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