Seb Bouin


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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 yeux plus gros que l'antre.


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Video Seb Bouin on Rouhling's Unrepeated 9s

In the fourth episode of his Vintage Rock Tour, Seb Bouin takes on Fred Rouhling's trio of unrepeated 9s at Les Eaux Claires: Akira, Hugh and De L' Autre Côté du Ciel.

News Fred Rouhling's Akira Repeated - Twice!

Fred Rouhling's visionary route Akira at Les Eaux Claires, France, has finally had a repeat after 25 years and not only one, but two! Seb Bouin and Lucien Martinez made the 2nd and 3rd ascents of the route.

The Ticklist #16 - El Cap in a Day by Emily Harrington, Font 8cs and French Sport Climbing

In this week's Ticklist, we have a free ascent on El Capitan, two new Font 8Cs and a rare repeat of a French sport climb. On y va!

News New 9b/+ for Seb Bouin

French climber Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of a new 9b/+ at Pic Saint-Loup, France. The route is 50m in total and breaks down...

Video Seb Bouin's Vintage Rock Tour - Céüse

The next episode in Seb Bouin's Vintage Rock Tour Series follows him to Céüse, where he gets stuck into the Chris...

Video Seb Bouin climbing in Albania

In this video, we watch Seb Bouin travel to Albania with his mother and dogs in search of new cragging and experiences....

News Seb Bouin's Vintage Rock Tour - Verdon

Seb Bouin's mission to explore French climbing history takes him to the Verdon Gorge. Home to some of the hardest rock...

Video Seb Bouin climbs Buoux classics

Video Seb Bouin climbs La Rage d'Adam 9b/+

Feature Nobody's Wing Man: Seb Bouin - The Story so Far

News New 9b for Seb Bouin in Albania

News Seb Bouin repeats Patanics and suggests downgrade to 9a+

News New 9b/+ for Seb Bouin in the Verdon Gorge

News Seb Bouin repeats Ondra's Move, 9b/+

News 2nd ascent of Mamichula (9b) for Seb Bouin

News La cote d'usure, 9a+ FA by Seb Bouin in the Gorges du Verdon

News Les yeux plus gros que l'antre, 9a+/b, first ascent by Seb Bouin

News Two 9a's in a week by Seb Bouin

News Seb Bouin: The silent crusher

News Novena enmienda, 9a/+, by injured Seb Bouin

News L'homme demain, 9a/+, first ascent by Seb Bouin

News Seb Bouin repeats Thor's Hammer, 9a

News Action in the Villanueva del Rosario cave by Seb Bouin

Video A muerte Bilou, 9a, by Seb Bouin

News Seb Bouin repeats l'intégrale du toît d'Orsay, ~8C

News Kmira, another 9a+ by Seb Bouin

Interview Seb Bouin about Chilam Balam

Video Chilam balam, 9b, by Seb Bouin

News Tierra Negra, 9a/+, by Seb Bouin

Latest Reviews for Seb's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice for scrambles or mountain crags in the slippery UK hills, says Dan Bailey. Best saved for less demanding days, or hot rock trips...

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

For the winter season of 2020-21, Black Diamond brought out upgraded versions of their Punisher and Terminator gloves. They are so similar that it's hard to tell them apart, says Dave Saunders, but with improved dexterity and...

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking,...

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long...

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise...

Latest News from Seb's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently......

New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing off...

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Range

Our modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a classic mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades.

Black Diamond Ice Series + Crack Gloves

Whether you're freezing your mitts off on a cold belay in a snowstorm, working your tan in Indian Creek,...

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi...

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP...

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our...

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