If you hear about athletes like Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma from any grip that they can get their hands on, the Frenchman Seb Bouin is more in the background. Compared to his performance, however, he climbs to top level. Now a film portrait of Black Diamond appeared about the top climber from southern France.

In the middle of 2015, Seb Bouin climbed the classic line Chilam Balam (9b) in Villanueva del Rosario near Malaga, Spain. So he got himself the title "second Frenchman who succeeds a 9b" one. On top of that. Sébastien Bouin from Draguignan could check off some more hard numbers. Here is a small selection:

  • Kmira, 9a +, July 2015
  • Chilam Balam, 9b, May 2015
  • Trip Tik Tonik, 9a, 10. October 2012
  • Abyss, 9a, Gorges du Loup, 17. September 2012
  • SanKuKaï 9a, 30 June 2012
  • La prophecy des Grenouilles, 9a, 8. May 2012, Le rocher des Brunes au Fournel
  • La Madone 9a +, May 2012
  • Era Vella, 9a, Margalef, 23. December 2011
  • Le Complexe du Playboy, 9a / +, Lourmarin, 18. December 2011
  • Promotion Canne à Pêche, 8c + / 9a, first visit, 30. August 2011
  • PPP, Verdon, Premiere répétition, 9a, 5. May 2011
  • Casi Mono, 9a, Luberon, Première ascension, 5. March 2011

Video portrait about Seb Bouin

In this video article, sympathetic Seb Bouin from southern France talks about his motivation to project difficult routes. His next project is by the way La Rage d'Adam in the Verdon Gorge. Hammer line!

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