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Second Ascent of Original Font Problem l’Alchimiste

Charles Albert has made the second ascent of the original l’Alchimiste and the fourth ascent of the problem.

A few days ago, we reported that Alban Levier made the third ascent of the problem via a 2015 variation by Nalle Hukkataival that Levier graded V15.

The original l’Alchimiste climbed in 1996 at V13 had a hold chipped off and was deemed impossible.

Despite being written off, Charles Albert sent it without climbing shoes at the “modest” grade of 8B+ or V14, which is easier than the “easier” variation.