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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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Seb Bouin on Biographie  © Epic TV

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 Sharma classic: Biographie (9a+). He climbed the route in June of this year and took him three weeks to complete.

Seb Bouin - Balkans  © Black Diamond
Seb Bouin - Balkans  © Black Diamond

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. Finding a plethora of undeveloped limestone perfect for bolting, Bouin sets to work developing the Balkan crags. He also gets stuck into a 9b...

Vintage Rock Tour  © Epic TV
Vintage Rock Tour  © Epic TV

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 climbing in France, including Bouin's recent La Rage d'Adam (9b/+), the Verdon played a crucial role in the development of sport...

Seb Bouin climbing Agincourt at Buoux  © Epic TV
Seb Bouin climbing Agincourt at Buoux  © Epic TV

Video Seb Bouin climbs Buoux classics

Seb Bouin is on a mission to explore the history of climbing in France by visiting some of the legendary crags which set...

Seb Bouin on La Rage d'Adam 9b/+  © Julia Cassou
Seb Bouin on La Rage d'Adam 9b/+  © Julia Cassou

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

Last year, Seb Bouin made the first ascent of La Rage d'Adam (9b/+) at the Ramirole crag in the Verdon Gorge. He had been...

La Rage d'Adam 9b/+, Ramirole, Verdon Gorge.  © Julia Cassou
La Rage d'Adam 9b/+, Ramirole, Verdon Gorge.  © Julia Cassou

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

Dave Barnes discusses pushing the known limits with the world's most accomplished rock climber of...

Seb Bouin on the first ascent of The Dream (9b)  © Etienne Tafary / tchaloprosuctions
Seb Bouin on the first ascent of The Dream (9b)  © Etienne Tafary / tchaloprosuctions

News New 9b for Seb Bouin in Albania

Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of a new 9b, calling it 'The Dream.' The route is at Brar in Albania and was bolted by Adam...

Bouin on Patanics which was first climbed by Jorge Diaz Rullo  © Julia Cassou
Bouin on Patanics which was first climbed by Jorge Diaz Rullo  © Julia Cassou

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

Seb Bouin on La Rage d'Adam 9b/+  © Julia Cassou
Seb Bouin on La Rage d'Adam 9b/+  © Julia Cassou

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

Seb Bouin climbing Move at Flatanger  © Raphael Fourau
Seb Bouin climbing Move at Flatanger  © Raphael Fourau

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

Seb Bouin on Mamichula (9b) at Oliana  © Jan Novak
Seb Bouin on Mamichula (9b) at Oliana  © Jan Novak

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

Seb Bouin on La cote d’usure, 9a+, Gorges du Verdon  © Tilby Vattard
Seb Bouin on La cote d’usure, 9a+, Gorges du Verdon  © Tilby Vattard

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

Seb Bouin on Les yeux plus gros que l'antre, 9a+/b, Russan, France  © Raphaël Fourau
Seb Bouin on Les yeux plus gros que l'antre, 9a+/b, Russan, France  © Raphaël Fourau

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

Seb Bouin on the La côte d\'usure project in the Ramirole sector, Verdon  © Tilby Vattard
Seb Bouin on the La côte d\'usure project in the Ramirole sector, Verdon  © Tilby Vattard

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

Seb Bouin on La rage d'Adam, a project in the Verdon gorge  © Black Diamond equipment
Seb Bouin on La rage d'Adam, a project in the Verdon gorge  © Black Diamond equipment

News Seb Bouin: The silent crusher

Seb Bouin on La Novena enmienda, 9a/+, Santa Linya, Catalunya  © Raphaêl Fourau
Seb Bouin on La Novena enmienda, 9a/+, Santa Linya, Catalunya  © Raphaêl Fourau

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

Seb Bouin on Mangarbo, 9a/+, Villanueva del Rosario, Andalusia  © Victor Romera
Seb Bouin on Mangarbo, 9a/+, Villanueva del Rosario, Andalusia  © Victor Romera

Video Mangarbo, 9a/+, by Seb Bouin

Seb Bouin on L'homme demain, 9a/+, Ramirole, Verdon  © Jan Novak
Seb Bouin on L'homme demain, 9a/+, Ramirole, Verdon  © Jan Novak

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

Seb Bouin on Thor's hammer, ~9a?, Flatanger, Norway  © Rockvision
Seb Bouin on Thor's hammer, ~9a?, Flatanger, Norway  © Rockvision

News Seb Bouin repeats Thor's Hammer, 9a

Seb Bouin on Mangarbo, 9a/+, Villanueva del Rosario, Andalusia  © Victor Romera
Seb Bouin on Mangarbo, 9a/+, Villanueva del Rosario, Andalusia  © Victor Romera

News Action in the Villanueva del Rosario cave by Seb Bouin

Seb Bouin on A muerte bilou, 9a, La Ramirole, Verdon, France  © Pierre Délas/Kairn
Seb Bouin on A muerte bilou, 9a, La Ramirole, Verdon, France  © Pierre Délas/Kairn

Video A muerte Bilou, 9a, by Seb Bouin

Seb Bouin on  l'intégrale du toît d'Orsay, ~8C  © Pierre Délas/Kairn
Seb Bouin on  l'intégrale du toît d'Orsay, ~8C  © Pierre Délas/Kairn

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

Seb Bouin  ©  François "Ponpon" Poncet
Seb Bouin  ©  François "Ponpon" Poncet

News Kmira, another 9a+ by Seb Bouin

Seb Bouin on Chilam Balam, ~9b, Villanueva del Rosario, Andalusia, Spain  ©  François "Ponpon" Poncet
Seb Bouin on Chilam Balam, ~9b, Villanueva del Rosario, Andalusia, Spain  ©  François "Ponpon" Poncet

Interview Seb Bouin about Chilam Balam

Seb Bouin on Parejito, 8c+/9a, Verdon  © Pierre Délas
Seb Bouin on Parejito, 8c+/9a, Verdon  © Pierre Délas

Video Chilam balam, 9b, by Seb Bouin

Seb Bouin on Tierra Negra, ~9a/+, Margalef, Spain  © Bouin coll.
Seb Bouin on Tierra Negra, ~9a/+, Margalef, Spain  © Bouin coll.

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


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Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to offer increased protection to the brain from rotational forces. Martin McKenna looks at the Black Diamond Vision MIPS, o...

Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting
Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting

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 unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

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Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Distance Tent with Z-Poles

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Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond airNET Harness

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Walking out from Rocher Fin   © UKC Gear

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Black Diamond Session Review  © UKC Gear

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Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

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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 Zangerl, the Camalot Z4 is the realization of a dream: to have a single-stem cam that stays rigid in-hand, but flexes ...

BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond
BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond

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 foam, an EPS foam puck, and a ABS shell, which keeps the dings and dents at bay, while remaining incredibly lightweight at just 215 grams.

airNET Harness  © Black Diamond
airNET Harness  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our patented airNET Technology—an ultra-breathable fabric for high-end performance sport climbing that distributes loads evenly across the "net"...

Black Diamond Approach Shoes  © Black Diamond
Black Diamond Approach Shoes  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Approach Shoes

For Spring/Summer 2020 Black Diamond have introduced a range of Approach Shoes that cover all bases. Whether you're...

#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond
#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the #21 Camalot C4

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ISPO 2020 Climbing Gear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Climbing Gear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Climbing Gear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl
BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl

Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies

It's a big, cold world out there, and Black Diamond has got you covered. Through the same commitment to...


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