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Arnaud Petit: Sport Is Now Trad - Ceuse 8b Video

© Thomas Vialletet
Arnoud Petit on Black bean, 8b, Céüse  © Bertrand Delapierre
Arnoud Petit on Black bean, 8b, Céüse
© Bertrand Delapierre

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!

Photos Below:

Arnuad Petit climbing Black Bean (8b) on natural gear at Ceuse, France  © Thomas Vialletet
Arnuad Petit climbing Black Bean (8b) on natural gear at Ceuse, France
© Thomas Vialletet
Arnuad Petit climbing Black Bean (8b) on natural gear at Ceuse, France  © Thomas Vialletet
Arnuad Petit climbing Black Bean (8b) on natural gear at Ceuse, France
© Thomas Vialletet


Arnaud Petit is sponsored by Beal, La Sportiva, Petzl, Totem, Lafuma and Approach


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6 Sep, 2011
Wow. Inspirational stuff! E10 looks a little conservative... what is the holding power of those tufas rally like?
6 Sep, 2011
Wicked vid.
6 Sep, 2011
Wow - that is pretty Awesome. I like Arnoud's expression " a bit stressful..."
6 Sep, 2011
That's pretty awesome. Notice he had a quickdraw just in case tho. As would I! Cannot wait to get to ceuse one day.
6 Sep, 2011
Terrific ascent! If not terrifying... :-) On a side note: Krab clipped to a krab doesn't look like a good idea.
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