9a for Zehani and Horst
Nice ascent all over the world28 July 2021
Loic Zehani s chas established Little fish, 9a+ FA, Cameron Horst has climbed Mutation, 9a.
After some days spent exploring in Pic Saint Loup, where he was close to send Moksha and where he tried Beyond, Loic Zehani has stopped in Orgon. Right here he has established a new line, Little fish, proposing the 9a+ grade. It is an alternative exit to Poisson pilote, another 9a+ already climbed some times ago. Between the other things, Loic is excited about how quick has been the process to climb it: just one session! Crazy to think that for the other line he has spent more than forty attempts...
Cameron Horst, member of a strong climbing family, has climbed a great 9a route in Wild Iris. Composite of more than eighty moves, Mutation is a real endurance master piece with just three ascents: the one by Cameron, the one by Siegrist and the FA by Tilden. The first part is long and hard, around 8c, with a good rest on the top. After it a solid 8b+ separes you from the chain. The last move is a crazy dynamic to a hidden three finger pocket. For Cameron, it is the fifth line on the grade.
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