Soudain Seul | 9A Boulder problem

Sit start to The Big Island. See also The Island.

A long standing project that saw a lot of attention before finally succumbing to Simon Lorenzi after 25 days of work.

It's an 'old' project which has been tried long before The Island was opened in 2008. The roof, called "Toit du Nid d'Aigle" by foresters, had been identified as a futuristic project by climbers in 1973 and its sitstart had been tried since the late 1990s. [1]

[1] https://bleau.info/coquibus/306875.html


Pics + Vids

Simon Lorenzi
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Simon Lorenzi
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Nico Pelorson
Added at 19:04 on 12 April 2021
Nico Pelorson
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Added at 16:03 on 28 March 2021
Camille Coudert
Added at 19:03 on 06 March 2022
Camille Coudert
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Added at 11:02 on 16 February 2022
Camille Coudert
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Added at 23:02 on 13 February 2022

Ascents

3 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Simon Lorenzi Boulder (Worked) 8th February 2021 9A

After ticking the stand start quickly the low start was a much more protracted affair, stretching out to 25 days of effort.

To make a crucial knee on the sit work better Simon borrowed a book from his girlfriend and placed it underneath his kneepad to make his shin a little longer. The name of the problem comes from the title of the book.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLCxgJ2jDB1/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLFXX58DbGN/

Nico Pelorson Boulder (Worked) 16th March 2021 8C+

Second ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CM9EtIQjeD9/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TROzPjONA6M

Camille Coudert Boulder (Worked) 12th February 2022 9A (soft)

Third ascent. 70-100 sessions, and 43 repeats of The Big Island!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaCJgPBIUR0/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ7ML3ItOvM/

https://fanatic-climbing.com/camille-coudert-empoche-la-3eme-ascension-de-soudain-seul-camille-coudert-claims-the-third-ascent-of-soudain-seul-interview/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ6oR6lMvaA