Close Contact (droite) 7b

Drei Zinnen, Fontainebleau

Low Prow SitStart Slopers

This one feels impossible until you find the right beta. Once you have your feet sorted, though, suddenly you're on top of the boulder.

A good introduction to the grade.

Climber: Kathrin

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Cajsa Björkén, April 24, 2019

This looks like a very nice and obvious line on the video, but people tell me there is a confusion about which holds are in and which are out. Are there more holds in than is shown in this excellent beta video?

Fabiola, April 24, 2019

I think the only hold that's officially "out" on this problem is the big jug way out right above the start hold.

It's kinda silly though, since that hold doesn't really help you climb the problem. The important thing is still that little right foothold just under the lip, which is easier to get onto from the nice sloper shown in the video.

I've also heard people talk about the furthest right top jug as being out. That one is easy enough to avoid though, since by the time you're in a position to reach it, you're standing in a stable position and can grab pretty much anything you like to top out. I wouldn't worry too much about that one. (I didn't, and used that hold while topping out :)

Good luck!

Cajsa Björkén, April 25, 2019

Thanks a lot for making things very clear!

Maria Ly, May 1, 2019

The right heel hock helps you control your movement to the lip and little right foot just under the lip is the key to your success! I did not hear about the top jug as being out before trying it today. You can certainly avoid it...just as Fabiola said, you're on good feet at that point :-)

Cat D, July 3, 2019

I figured it was the top right jug that was out because says "...and exit to the left, without the sidepulls right" so it suggests it's when you're topping out that you need to avoid the jug?

Petya Metya, May 18, 2022

You need to use only the slopers for the top out. The big hole/jug/sidepull up there is out. That makes the top trickier and cruxier :)

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