Jimmy Webb Sends l’Alchemiste In Three Tries – Downgrades

Jimmy Webb, on his first day of the season in Fontainebleau, France, walks away with the fifth ascent of l’Alchemiste. Webb sent the famous Font problem in only three tries and suggested 8B (V13) for difficulty—two grades below the previously suggested 8C (V15).

This downgrade comes after a streak of recent l’Alchemiste ascents and discrepancies between the actual line and difficulty. The boulder problem came into fame after Marc Le Menestrel made the first ascent in 1996 and suggested 8B (V13), which was at the time the hardest boulder problem in the forest and the first of its grade.

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Source: rockandice.com

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