Jeremy Bonder repeats Satan I Helvete Bas
Third ascent of the 8C version by Oriane Bertone03 September 2020
The latest exploit by one of the strongest boulderers in the Forest
At the end of May, a great Oriane Bertone invaded Bleau forest after the lockdown, climbing several lines up to 8B + one after the other! Not happy, she added a new low start to Satan I Helvete and climbed her first 8C boulder, becoming the fourth woman in the world to reach this difficulty.
Her version of this famous forest boulder problem (originally first climbed in 2003 by Dave Graham and re-climbed by Alban Levier in 2016 after the breaking of an hold) was immediately repeated by Charles Albert.
Jeremy Bonder was also back under this boulder to try Oriane's version, which required him a good number of sessions however. As he wrote yesterday on Instagram, in the end he made it and finally closed his battle with this line, destined to become a new symbol of the high difficulty of the bouldering mecca.