This Frenchman climbs almost unrecognized on top level

If you hear about athletes like Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma from any grip that they can get their hands on, the Frenchman Seb Bouin is more in the background. Compared to his performance, however, he climbs to top level. Now a film portrait of Black Diamond appeared about the top climber from southern France.

In mid-2015, Seb Bouin climbed the classic line Chilam Balam (9b) in Villanueva del Rosario near Malaga, Spain. With that he won the title of “Second Frenchman to get a 9b”. On top of that. Sébastien Bouin from Draguignan was able to tick off a few more tough numbers. Here is a small selection:

  • Kmira, 9a +, July 2015
  • Chilam Balam, 9b, May 2015
  • Trip Tik Tonik, 9a, October 10, 2012
  • Abyss, 9a, Gorges du Loup, September 17, 2012
  • SanKuKaï 9a, June 30, 2012
  • La Prophétie des Grenouilles, 9a, May 8, 2012, Le rocher des Brunes au Fournel
  • La Madone 9a +, May 2012
  • Era Vella, 9a, Margalef, December 23, 2011
  • Le Complexe du Playboy, 9a / +, Lourmarin, December 18, 2011
  • Promotion Canne à Pêche, 8c + / 9a, first ascent, August 30, 2011
  • PPP, Verdon, première répétition, 9a, May 5, 2011
  • Casi Mono, 9a, Luberon, Première ascension, 5th March 2011

Video portrait about Seb Bouin

In this video article, sympathetic Seb Bouin from southern France talks about his motivation to project difficult routes. His next project is by the way La Rage d'Adam in the Verdon Gorge. Hammer line!

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