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Two classics fall to the flash

By Luke Tilley | 15, Jul, 2011

Les Colonettes, Ceuse
Les Colonettes, ph. Robbie Phillips

I am super psyched to have pushed my personal best with two flash ascents of routes graded 8a+. Femme Blanche is a super classic technical climb starting sustained on a slightly overhanging wall which pulls round onto a crazy thin slab, the bolts are well spaced to say the least adding spice to the climbing. I had one piece of beta for the route so feel it went in good style.

The next day I maintained form dispatching Soeurs Froides which I had seen Ed onsight the other day, also coming in at 8a+, amazing!

I almost bagged an onsight of one of the most incredible lines here called Les Colonettes 8a falling one move from the finnishing jug. I returned yesterday and finished it off, it follows an incredible clean line of 3 tuffas in the middle of Biographie which consists almost completely of 8c and above, you don’t get much better than that!

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