La Nuit du Lézard | 8a+ Sport route at Buoux

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Alain Robert
Added at 06:10 on 15 October 2022


2 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Jean-Baptiste Tribout Lead | worked
First ascent.
Alain Robert Solo | worked 1991

After soloing Kommunist, Alex Huber commented that for him this ascent was the most impressive solo ever.

The story goes that Alain almost fell on the low percentage mantle moves, one of his feet slipping off. Photographer Laurent Belluard remembers seeing Alain re-establishing himself and finishing the route like nothing had happened. A couple of German climbers who had been trying the route were speechless. [1]