Fred Nicole

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Fred Nicole
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Fred Nicole, March 2012
Personal information
Born (1970-05-21) 21 May 1970 (age 48)
Le Lieu
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Retired from competitions 1994
Climbing career
Type of climber Bouldering, sport climbing
Highest grade
Known for
  • First man to climb 8B+ (V14)
Updated on 13 May 2013.

Fred Nicole (born 21 May 1970) is a Swiss rock climber, notable for his numerous first ascents.

In 1996, he made the first ascent of Radja, in Switzerland, considered the first 8B+ (V14) in history.[1][2] From 2002, he first climbed several 8C (V15) boulders, like Terremer at Hueco Tanks, in 2006,[3] and Le Boa in Switzerland, in 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas Hobley (9 August 2012). "Fred Nicole, the bouldering interview". planetmountain.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  2. ^ Maurizio Oviglia (23 December 2012). "The evolution of free climbing". planetmountain.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. ^ Dougald MacDonald. "Nicole Adds Hueco Testpiece". climbing.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ Björn Pohl (September 2011). "Fred Nicole climbs Le Boa – New Font 8C". ukclimbing.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013.

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