21 Sep 8C (?) FA by Fred Nicole
New ascent by Fred Nicole in Switzerland: "Le boa", a boulder graded accoding to Fred around 8C.
In PrAna blog his report: "was one of those longterm projects, which you never know if it will go for sure. I started trying it two years ago. It was just after completing “L`Isola che non c`é”. (..)
"It is a sit down start on a big snake like looking structure, which also gives the name to the problem. Some powerful moves on pockets underclings that bring you to a tricky traverse with more pockets and a finish with long moves into a big flake. It ends in another problem called “Mosaik”, rated V11 or 8a. The first four moves are by far the hardest, but the last ten are quite delicate and bring a great dimension to the line."
"Most of the time I don’t grade my boulders anymore, but people are still curious what they could be. On this one my feeling lies around 8c boulder, as it felt as the hardest boulder I ever did on pockets. For sure the hardest thing since “L’isola che non c’é” and reckoning the time spent on it anyway an important line for me."