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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Newsflash DNA 9c (?) by Seb Bouin

French climber Seb Bouin has finally ticked his long-term project DNA at la Ramirole in the Verdon Gorge, France and has suggested the grade of 9c, making it potentially the second 9c in the world after Adam Ondra's Silence.

Fri Night Vid Seb Bouin takes on Cimaï

In this week's Friday Night Video, Seb Bouin gets a technical lesson when he visits Cimaï near the south coast of France. Cimaï features a number of routes that are important to French climbing history, specifically Samizdat (8a), which was climbed by...

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...

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...

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

News Seb Bouin's Vintage Rock Tour - Verdon

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

Video Mangarbo, 9a / +, by 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

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Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget i...

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive range.

Black Diamond Onsight 375 headtorch

Though aimed at rock climbing, the Onsight 375 is equally good for other uses, says Dan Bailey. It won't win the lumens arms race, but this robust and weatherproof model would make a solid main light for winter climbing and hillwalking, and its ability to...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in...

Black Diamond Zone Harness

It might have been designed primarily for sport, but as a comfy and versatile all-rounder this is a harness we've struggled to...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a...

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new...

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New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and sleeping mats:

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

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...

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...

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...

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