This is a video of Arnaud Petit making the first traditional ascent (FTA?) of The Black Bean, 8b, in the Biographie sector at Céüse, France.
It's also the perfect illustration to why it's so much more difficult to climb 8b trad compared to 8b sport, especially so when there are only 9 possible spots for gear in 65 meters, and most of them are dubious.
To call this a traditional ascent is perhaps wrong, as there is nothing traditional about placing cams and nuts in limestone rock...
Be it how it may, this is one of the best short videos I've ever seen!
There has already been a lot of talk and speculation about the reasoning behind Nalle proposing 9A for Burden of... Read more
This week we have two videos featuring legends of the Valley (Yosemite that is). The first is an excerpt from the film 'Wild New... Read more
Dave Graham really seems to be on a roll. Two weeks ago he put up Topaz, ~8C, and now he has made the second ascent of... Read more
Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated Adam Ondra's Jungle boogie, 9a+, at Céüse, France. This was the third ascent after Adam... Read more
After a multi-year on and off siege, Jon Cardwell has repeated Chris Sharma's Biographie (a.k.a. Realization), 9a+, at... Read more