Fred Nicole

Frédéric Nicole

Fred Nicole, March, 2012
Personal information
Born (1970-05-21) May 21, 1970
Le Lieu
Height 180 centimetres (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 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]


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

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