Kevin Lopata Sends Jour de Chasse (V15), Fontainebleau (with video)

Kevin Lopata sends Jour de Chasse (8C/V15) in Fontainebleau, France, claiming the boulder problem's seventh known ascent.

By Rock and Ice | February 7th, 2016

Kevin Lopata, a 34-year-old French climber, sent Jan Hojer’s Jour de Chasse (8C/V15) in Fontainebleau, France on February 3.

Lopata’s is the seventh known ascent after Hojer, Guillaume Glairon-Mondet (January 2014), Iker Arroitajauregi (March 2015), Jimmy Webb (May 2014), Edward Feehally (February 2015), and Niky Ceria (April 2015), according to

“Very hard compared to the other test-piece of the Opium boulder Mécanique élémentaire,” Lopata reported to Fanatic Climbing. “The crux is to go up with the famous undercling of Narcotic to the slopers at the lip at the boulder. You need a very strong body tension for holding the final jug. Wonderful and so physical.”

In January, Lopata sent Misti, a rarely repeated 8C Font traverse. He has five 8B+ (V14) boulder problems under his belt: Gecko assis, Le Surplob de la Mee assis, Satan i Helvete bas, La Force du Destin, in Font, and Sky in Rocklands, South Africa.


Watch Kevin Lopata send Jour de Chasse (8C/V15):


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