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 Mamichula (9b) at Oliana  © Jan Novak

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

French climber Seb Bouin has made the second ascent of Adam Ondra's Mamichula (9b) at Oliana. The route links together Papichulo (9a+) and Pachamama (9a+) and at the time of his ascent, Ondra stated that it was hard for the grade. Bouin has climbe...

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 has made the first ascent of Les yeux plus gros que l'antre, 9a+/b, at Russan in southern France.

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

After a two week resting period, Seb Bouin decided to re-start in Italy where he repeated two 9a's in a week.

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 has, while recovering from a pulley injury, repeated the classic endurance climb La Novena enmienda, 9a/+, in...

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

In early May, Seb Bouin made the first ascent of Mangarbo in the Villanueva del Rosario cave in Andalusia, Spain. Now there is a...

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 has made the first ascent of L'homme demain, 9a/+, in the very steep Ramirole sector at Verdon, France.

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 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  ©  François
Seb Bouin  ©  François

News Kmira, another 9a+ by Seb Bouin

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

Interview Seb Bouin about Chilam Balam


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Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl

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