Seb Bouin on Nordic Marathon (9b/+)Fri Night Vid

© Marco Müller

Back in July 2022, French climber Seb Bouin made the first ascent of a new 130m route through the steep roof of Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway. The new line linked existing routes Nordic Plumber 8c and the second pitch of Thor's Hammer 9a+ and then up the final headwall to the summit of the cave. Seb linked the full line and climbed it in a monster 130m pitch, giving it an overall grade of 9b/+ and naming it Nordic Marathon. He has just released the film documenting the climb:

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Seb is one of the most accomplished sport climbers in the world with many hard routes including quite a few in the 9a-9b range under his belt including Mamichula, Chilam Balam and his own Les...

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21 Jan

Love watching Seb's projects.

I'm surprised no one has commented on using a slack fixed sling off a single bolt to 'safeguard' untying and retying the rope, though. Rather him than me !

22 Jan

Yeah I did think that too. Could just put a little screamer on it at least, or some rope tat.

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