The Big Island 8C | V15 by Ned Feehally

Britsh climber Ned Feehally has finished his trip to Fontainebleau with a repetition of Vincent Pochon’s The Big Island, one of the most famous (and hardest) compression problems in the World.

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The Big Island, located in the Coquibus Rumont sector of the ultrafamous French bouldering area of Fontainebleau, is a very overhanging compression problem in which climbers must slap and squeeze their way up a very slopey prow.

The first version of the problem, called simply The Island, was climbed by Dave Graham back in 2008. About a year later, Vincent Pochon did the problem starting from a lower position, calling it The Big Island (to know more read our article on The Island and The Big Island).

This is Feehally’s second 8C | V15 after Jour de Casse, also located in Font. Aside from his very successful outdoor climbing, Feehally also represented the UK in the World Cup circuit for many years; his best result was 5th in the 2012 Innsbruck Bouldering World Cup.

UPDATE: Video of the ascent here.

Here’s Jan Hojer sending The Big Island:

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