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Versant Satanique at the Minaret southface, Chamonix, France

Granite crack climbing up to UIAA grade VIII-. 8 pitches cover the 230 metre face. We climbed everything on sight, and did not use pegs that were allready in place. The two crux pitches were awesome.

Nouveau Monde at Les Suets, Taninges, France

A bolted, modern 7c sportclimbing route in this slightly off-vertical climbing area. The route is 30 metres high and has a good restpostion midway, followed by an power-endurance exit. I redpointed it on my first attempt.

Papy résiste at Les Vuardes, Cluses, France

A bolted sportclimbing line of 7 pitches up the 250 metre wall of Les Vuardes. 7a, 6c+. 7a, 6b+, 7a, 7b, 7a+. The first six pitches went on sight, but I had to redpoint the last 7b and 7a+ (bloc).

A selection of challenging rockclimbs accomplished before my exceptional BIG accident:


Squarepusher, the faculty of Electrical Engeneering at the Technical University, Delft, the Netherlands

In 2002, I climbed the face together with my friend Allard Katan. First we abseild down to equip the grill with schlings and quickdraws every 5 metres.Then we freeclimbed this virgin face in two pitches. The climb was very easy