La Rage de Vivre | 8b+ Sport route at Buoux

The extension to La Rose et le Vampire. The first 8b+ in France and one of the earliest 8b+s in the world.


4 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Antoine Le Menestrel Lead (Worked) 1st January 1986 (approx)
Jerry Moffatt Lead (Worked) 1st January 1987 (approx)

Second ascent?

Ben Moon Lead (Worked) 1st April 1988 (approx)

An early repeat. Over the space of 9 days Ben climbed the three hardest routes in France at the time: La Rage de Vivre, Le Minimum and Le Spectre du Sur-Mutant.

Jean-Baptiste Tribout Lead (Worked)

Pre-1991. [1]

[1] The Power of Climbing, David Jones, 1991