08 Jul Yann Ghesquiers: Carnet d’adresse first free ascent
On 28th June, after several days of attempts, Yann Ghesquiers “ Diego” – one of the best French climbers, has done the first free ascent of all the pitches of Carnet d’adresse, bolted in 2002 by Philippe Mussato at Rocher du Midi.
The exploit took place at a stage of FFCAM in the Chartreuse massif, near Saint Hilaire du Touvet.
The route is eight pitches long (7a, 7b +, 7c, 8b/8b +, 7a +, 8a, 7c +, 8a +) for 250 meters and difficulty of 8b/8b +. According to Mussatto is a route comparable to Rätikon’s testpieces
Specialized in climbing onsight and on extreme multipitch, Yann Ghesquiers has done in this style the crux (Gecko 8b+) of the famous Tough Enough on Karambony Madagascar.
He redpointed also Hotel Supramonte in Sardinia – 11 pitches – 8b, in just over six hours.
Ph: ©fred L. Grimper