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Seb Bouin


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© Jan Novak

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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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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 developm...

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 precedents for modern day climbers. On the first leg of his tour, Bouin joins Ben Moon and Antoine le Menestrel at Buoux; an important...

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 attempting the route sporadically since 2015 and made it one of his main objectives for 2019.

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 2019:...

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 has made the second ascent of Jorge Diaz Rullo's Patanics at Rodellar. Rullo graded the route 9b,...

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 has made the first ascent of La Rage d'Adam in the Verdon Gorge and graded it 9b/+, making it the hardest sport...

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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