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Seb Bouin repeats Thor's Hammer, ~9a?

Seb Bouin is once again in Flatanger and more specifically in the Hansehellaren cave, where he has repeated Adam Ondra's Thor's hammer, one of the more popular 9a+'s in the world. At least it used to be as it now turns out it might be closer to 9a...

Seb Bouin on Thor's hammer, ~9a?, Flatanger, Norway, 214 kb
Seb Bouin on Thor's hammer, ~9a?, Flatanger, Norway
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Seb Bouin: I did Thor's Hammer, 9a+, in the fFatanger cave in Norway after five days.
I finally took my revenge in this route. In fact I missed it last summer when I failed after the crux on the last day of the trip.

This year I am stronger.

I did it in really bad conditions. The whole start was wet, and I had to dry it with toilet paperbefore each attempt to try it. After drying it,I only had 5 minutes before the holds were wet again... haa, Norway is so good!

I am a little bit disappointed because Adam Ondra gave me a new beta in the second hard part, and it makes it a lot easier than before. But that's part of the game - you have to keep searching for the easiest solution.

Like that I am not sure it's 9a+,and  that's why I propose 9a.

I spoke with Adam Ondra and he thinks the same.

Now I'll focus on the real project : Move, 9b/9b+. Last time around I did the first 9a pitch, now I have to work the second 9a ;)

Seb Bouin is sponsored by: EB, Tendon, Nograd and YY Climbing belay glasses



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