Solène Amoros sends her first 8c+, La flûte en chantier at La Ramirole, Verdon

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French climber Solène Amoros has sent her first 8c+, La flûte en chantier at La Ramirole in the Verdon Gorge.

French climber Solène Amoros has sent her first 8c+, La flûte en chantier at La Ramirole in the Verdon Gorge. The 25-year-old, who previously has climbed two 8c’s explained as follows

“La flûte en chantier was my main goal. I’ve been trying the route a little bit for the last two seasons, and this year I trained specifically for this. It is an incredibly beautiful line, with two (very bad) parallel tufas. One of the first lines you see when you arrive in the cave. It is composed of 3 distinct sections: a physical 8b, a powerful 8b+ on bad holds (the crux) and then an circa 20m 8a+ finish.

This year, it took me 10 days to send, split across 3 trips. I was working and training in-between and could go every two weekends only. When I sent, a little breeze was cheering me on, it was perfect. I don’t really remember the send go but more so all the others attempts and highpoints. Maybe because it obsessed me until the next go?

I really enjoyed the process, the training and the good stress of giving everything for a route. Especially when the climb is located a place as beautiful as La Ramirole! The Verdon Gorge is a peaceful and quiet area that I really love, and I can’t wait to spend more time here in the future.”

Amoros is on a roll and only a few days ago she teamed up with Switzerland’s Katherine Choong to complete an impressive ground-up repeat of the classic high-end multi-pitch Ali Baba at Aiglun.

Amoros thanks her sponsors Black Diamond, Treemers and The Tree cbd






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