How the other half does it...
Video footage courtesy of Jason Kester. Check out his YouTube channel for more of his and Helen's Fontainebleau bouldering ascents.
As a follow up from our last Sunday Send, here is Helen's other half, Jason Kester, throwing some shapes at Roche aux Sabots. It took Jason two sessions to get Beau Travail which he chose to climb with the static start for 7b+, as opposed to the jump start which gets 7a+. He had tried jumping before finding the wide toe, finding this to be a more enjoyable movement, and worked it a bit on that first session. A revisit to the bloc resulted in a quick send; in Jason's words: "played, felt good, crushed!"
Jason lives in Arbonne-la-Forêt and works some kind of technical computing wizardry when he's not exploring, climbing or biking with the family. He has a tendency to head for hard prows, arêtes, and anything involving a large span and/or compression movement, although he can be quite proficient on the occasion he does climb anything else (as long as it features a hard prow, arête, large span or compression move..!). One further attribute, invaluable in Font: Jason is a class A spotter. It was fantastic to go bouldering with him and Helen both, and we look forward to the next time.
Alternative boulder pad use #17: Magic Carpet
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