Charles Albert climbs Monkey Wedding, 8C | V15, barefoot!

French climber Charles Albert has repeated Fred Nicole’s Monkey Wedding, considered V15 | 8C, without the use of climbing shoes (Albert is notorious for his very hard barefoot ascents).

Monkey Wedding was established by Nicole in 2002 and first graded V14 | 8B+. Since then the repeaters (crushers like Paul Robinson, Adam Ondra, Daniel Woods, Nacho Sánchez, Nalle Hukkataival or Dave Graham) seem to consider the line to be V15 | 8C.

Albert had already climbed two problems in the V15 | 8C range, both first ascents of his, a sit start to Délire Onirique and La Révolutionnaire, both located in Fontainebleau.

Here’s Daniel Woods climbing Monkey Wedding:

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