Charles Albert

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Also known as: Barefoot Charles and Mowgli

Quick Info

Nationality: FR
Date of birth: 10th September 1997
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 9A

Lucien Martinez:

In Font, many times I saw Charles Albert do things so out of this world I would have called them impossible without having been a witness. Like flash FAs or in a handful of runs of 8A on a move that no one else can get anywhere near, or 7B slabs in trainers by simply annihilating miserable grains of sand with his nails… [1]

References

[1] https://fanatic-climbing.com/interview-lucien-martinez-irreductible-acharne-interview-lucien-martinez-inveterate-and-tenacious/

[2] Reel Rock 16: Barefoot Charles https://www.redbull.com/int-en/episodes/reel-rock-s8-e2

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVSC9vIb-PU

[4] https://www.8a.nu/news/qa-with-charles-albert-6net8

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: FR
Date of birth: 10th September 1997
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 9A

Lucien Martinez:

In Font, many times I saw Charles Albert do things so out of this world I would have called them impossible without having been a witness. Like flash FAs or in a handful of runs of 8A on a move that no one else can get anywhere near, or 7B slabs in trainers by simply annihilating miserable grains of sand with his nails… [1]

References

[1] https://fanatic-climbing.com/interview-lucien-martinez-irreductible-acharne-interview-lucien-martinez-inveterate-and-tenacious/

[2] Reel Rock 16: Barefoot Charles https://www.redbull.com/int-en/episodes/reel-rock-s8-e2

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVSC9vIb-PU

[4] https://www.8a.nu/news/qa-with-charles-albert-6net8

Contributors: remus

Lists


Pics + Vids

Added at 17:11 on 15 November 2023
L’Ombre du Voyageur (9A, FA)
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Added at 12:11 on 13 November 2023
L’Ombre du Voyageur (9A, FA)
Added at 12:11 on 13 November 2023
No Kpote Only (8C+, FA)
Added at 17:11 on 15 November 2023
Pétroglyphe (8B, FA)
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Added at 20:12 on 10 December 2023
Karma (8A+)
Added at 10:04 on 25 April 2024
Off the Wagon Low (8C+)
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Added at 05:08 on 21 August 2023
La Valse aux Adieux (Prolongé) (8C)
Added at 10:04 on 25 April 2024
La Source (8C, FA)
Added at 07:01 on 12 January 2024
Le Barbier (9A)
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Added at 17:01 on 14 January 2024
El Corazon (8A+)
Added at 10:04 on 25 April 2024
Ratstaman Vibrations (9b)
Added at 06:08 on 05 August 2022
Monkey Wedding (8C)
Added at 14:01 on 13 January 2021
L'Alchemiste (8B+)
Added at 14:01 on 13 January 2021
Gecko Assis (8B+)
Added at 14:01 on 13 January 2021
Gecko Assis (8B+)
Added at 14:01 on 13 January 2021
Délire Onirique Assis (8C, FA)
Added at 14:01 on 13 January 2021
No Kpote Only (8C+, FA)
Added at 22:02 on 08 February 2021
Le Pied à Coulisse (Direct) (8B+, FA)
Added at 14:04 on 19 April 2023
Bloody Sunday (8B, FA)
Added at 10:02 on 06 February 2022
Ratstaman Vibrations (9b)
Added at 06:08 on 05 August 2022

Ascents

25 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2016 Le Pied à Coulisse (Direct) 8B+ Boulder | worked 15th Feb 2016
La Révolutionnaire 8C Boulder | worked Dec 2016
2017 Délire Onirique Assis 8C Boulder | worked 8th Jan 2017
Monkey Wedding 8C Boulder | worked Jun 2017
La Révolutionnaire Assis 8C+ Boulder | worked Nov 2017
2018 Hypothèse Assis 8C+ Boulder | worked Dec 2018
No Kpote Only 8C+ Boulder | worked Dec 2018
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQblHth3Eas

[2] Some earlier sessions on the line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVSC9vIb-PU

2019 Le Voyageur Face a la Mer de Nuage 8B Boulder | worked 2019
First ascent.
2020 Ratstaman Vibrations 9b Lead | did not finish 2020
2021 La Source 8C Boulder | worked 2021
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZGA07df7Dk

2022
2023 Pétroglyphe 8B Boulder | worked Sep 2023
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/C0r2PXFtaUa/

L’Ombre du Voyageur 9A Boulder | worked 18th Oct 2023
First ascent. Over 60 sessions.

Charles struggled to grade the problem due to it's length (being more like a route) and because he climbed it barefoot and without kneepads, as is his preferred style. He suggested that for him it was maybe approaching 9A+, but that shoes and knee pads would almost certainly make it substantially easier. Even so, he felt 8C+ would be too harsh and so settled on 9A. [1, via google translate].

References

[1] https://www.grimper.com/news-charles-albert-libere-9a-bloc-saleve

[2] Video from a previous attempt https://www.instagram.com/reel/CsWcuwBgFwg/

[3] https://www.climbing.com/news/charles-albert-climbs-new-v17-boulder/

[4] https://watch.reelrocktour.com/featured/videos/charles-at-large

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Ratstaman Vibrations 9b Lead | did not finish 2020
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
L’Ombre du Voyageur 9A Boulder | worked 18th Oct 2023 9A
First ascent. Over 60 sessions.

Charles struggled to grade the problem due to it's length (being more like a route) and because he climbed it barefoot and without kneepads, as is his preferred style. He suggested that for him it was maybe approaching 9A+, but that shoes and knee pads would almost certainly make it substantially easier. Even so, he felt 8C+ would be too harsh and so settled on 9A. [1, via google translate].

References

[1] https://www.grimper.com/news-charles-albert-libere-9a-bloc-saleve

[2] Video from a previous attempt https://www.instagram.com/reel/CsWcuwBgFwg/

[3] https://www.climbing.com/news/charles-albert-climbs-new-v17-boulder/

[4] https://watch.reelrocktour.com/featured/videos/charles-at-large

Le Barbier 9A (approx) Boulder | did not finish
La Révolutionnaire Assis 8C+ Boulder | worked Nov 2017
Hypothèse Assis 8C+ Boulder | worked Dec 2018
No Kpote Only 8C+ Boulder | worked Dec 2018 9A
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQblHth3Eas

[2] Some earlier sessions on the line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVSC9vIb-PU

Off the Wagon Low 8C+ Boulder | did not finish

Charles got extremely close using a new sequence for the upper part but ultimately didn't complete the problem.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CwLn2Ywtu5a/

[2] Reel Rock 16, 2022 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt19847338/?ref_=fn_al_tt_9

Charlatan 8C+ (approx) Boulder | did not finish
La Révolutionnaire 8C Boulder | worked Dec 2016
Délire Onirique Assis 8C Boulder | worked 8th Jan 2017
La Source 8C Boulder | worked 2021
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZGA07df7Dk

Monkey Wedding 8C Boulder | worked Jun 2017
Le Jeté 8C Boulder | did not finish
La Valse aux Adieux (Prolongé) 8C Boulder | worked

Charles' first 8C.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x6xJd4Yesk

Le Pied à Coulisse (Direct) 8B+ Boulder | worked 15th Feb 2016
The Wagon Wheel 8B+ Boulder | worked
First ascent.
Ôte-moi d'un Doigt 8B+ Boulder | worked
First ascent.
Bélial 8B+ Boulder | worked 8C
First ascent.
L'Alchemiste 8B+ Boulder | worked
Gecko Assis 8B+ Boulder | worked
Le Voyageur Face a la Mer de Nuage 8B Boulder | worked 2019
First ascent.
Pétroglyphe 8B Boulder | worked Sep 2023
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/C0r2PXFtaUa/

Bloody Sunday 8B Boulder | worked
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD8WWzhHaHo

Karma 8A+ Boulder | worked
El Corazon 8A+ Boulder | worked
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade