La Rose et le Vampire | 8b Sport route at Buoux

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Chipped. See also La Rage de Vivre.
Contributors: remus

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Antoine Le Menestrel
Added at 08:02 on 27 February 2021
Anna Stöhr
Added at 07:02 on 23 February 2024
Lucy Mitchell
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Added at 08:01 on 07 January 2024
Wolfgang Güllich
Added at 22:02 on 27 February 2021
Sébastien Bouin
Added at 10:03 on 20 March 2021

Ascents

9 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Antoine Le Menestrel Lead | worked 1985
First ascent.

This wonderful line is a vampire. Her holds cut through my fingers, they skin them raw and I lose my fingerprints, my identity! Her holds, I grab them like a stem covered in thorns in order to climb up to the calyx of the flower, my sweat waters it. This line has taken me over and it’s all I can think of, all I want is her. I have been vampirised. This line is thirsty for my blood to feed her own beauty, I live solely for her.

This cross-through opens my face to the world. Thanks to it, I offer you a rose. With you who are watching me, I create an emotional team, I become an artist. [1]

[1] https://fanatic-climbing.com/il-etait-une-voie-once-upon-a-line-la-rose-et-le-vampire/

[2] https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/1661583483907820

Ben Moon Lead | worked 1986

Third ascent.

Ben Masterson Lead | worked Before 1st Jan 1991

Pre-1991. [1]

[1] The Power of Climbing (1991) by David Jones, page 192

Mark Leach Lead | worked Before 1st Jan 1991

Pre-1991. [1]

[1] The Power of Climbing (1991) by David Jones, page 192

Anna Stöhr Lead | worked 2014
Lucy Mitchell Lead | worked 6th Jan 2024
Sébastien Bouin Lead | worked
Wolfgang Güllich Lead | worked
Nic Sellars Lead | worked

In an afternoon

References

[1] On the Edge issue 132, page 12