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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News Bibliographie 9b+ by Séb Bouin

French climber Sébastien Bouin has made the fourth ascent of Bibliographie 9b+ at Céüse, France.

Fri Night Vid Seb Bouin on the Hardest route in America

Late last year, Seb Bouin made the first ascent of a direct start to Chris Sharma's Jumbo Love (9b) at Clark Mountain, Nevada. He suggested a grade of 9b+, making it the most difficult sport route in America.

News New 9b for Seb Bouin

Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of Ariégeois Cœur Loyal at his home crag of Pic Saint-Loup, and has graded the route 9b.

Fri Night Vid Seb Bouin on Nordic Marathon (9b / +)

Back in July 2022, French climber Seb Bouin made the first ascent of a new 130m route through the steep...

Fri Night Vid Seb Bouin's Hidden Gems - Champsaur

In this week's Friday Night Video, Seb Bouin takes us on a tour to Champsaur which he describes as a...

News Seb Bouin makes first ascent of Jumbo Love Direct Start 9b+

French climber Sebastien Bouin has the first ascent of the long-standing direct-start project...

News Jumbo Love 9b by Seb Bouin, Sights Set on Harder Start

Seb Bouin has made a rare repeat of Chris Sharma's Jumbo Love 9b, and he's already looking at a...

The Ticklist Seb Bouin climbs Change (9b+) and Anna Taylor's latest challenge

Newsflash 3rd Ascent of Change (9b+) for Seb Bouin

News First Ascent of Nordic Marathon, 130m 9b / + by Seb Bouin

Fri Night Vid Seb Bouin takes on Cimaï

Video Seb Bouin on Rouhling's Unrepeated 9s

News Fred Rouhling's Akira Repeated - Twice!

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

Video Seb Bouin's Vintage Rock Tour - Céüse

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

Latest Reviews for Seb's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Heavyweight Belay Jackets from Mountain Equipment and BD

Stand around in cold conditions and you'll soon conclude that most synthetic insulated jackets are not really that warm. For max winter comfort you need to go large. Here two of the world's beefiest synthetic jackets - Black Diamond's ...

New Storm 500-R and Spot 400-R - best burn time in their class?

The Spot and the Storm have been around for years. Robust and pretty powerful for their size, they're each a good solid choice for climbers and hillwalkers. A recent upgrade has improved their output and burn times: so which...

Windproofs and ultralight softshells

When you want some protection from the elements, but a full shell would be overkill, a thin windproof is the obvious choice. Not just for runners, these versatile lightweights are equally handy for climbers and hillwalkers; in fact we can't think of...

Black Diamond Shorts and Trousers for Casual Cragging

John McKenna and Victoria de Ga check out a range of men's and women's climbing legwear ideal for warmer...

OTS Trade Show Reports

For the first time since the pandemic UKC and UKH have attended an actual, real life trade show, OTS in Liverpool. Here are the...

Black Diamond Mission XP and Technician Leather Approach Shoes

The Mission XP and Technician Leather are light approach shoes with sticky soles which are...

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,...

Latest News from Seb's Sponsors

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Step By Step: The Nordkette Traverse with Black Diamond Employee Remco Grass

After 33 kilometers, 19 peaks and 3,800 vertical meters, Remco reaches the valley floor. As he steps onto the bus he looks back at the ridgeline and smiles. Step by step Remco made the mountains his own. Step by step, that is his approach to li...

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...

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, or...

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