Seb Bouin scores bibliography (9b+) at Céüse

The French top climber Sébastien Bouin succeeds in only the fourth ascent of the Route Bibliography (9b +) in Céüse. It is already his second route in the 9b/+ range this year.

Seb Bouin once again impressively demonstrates that he is one of the strongest climbers in the world. A few days ago he clipped the deflector of another extremely difficult route: Bibliography (9b +) in the French top climbing area Céüse.

«A major goal for me this year was to inspect the bibliography. Ever since Alex Megos' first ascent, I've been super motivated to try someone else's super hard route here in France."

Seb Bouin

The 35 meter long route is located in the biography sector of the sports climbing mecca of Céüse in France. The line was first climbed by the German climber Alexander Megos. in the summer of 2020. Megos gave a route rating of 9c, making Bibliography the second 9c route in the world at the time. The first repeaters, the Italian Stefano Ghisolfi and the American Sean bailey rated the route 9b+.

Seb Bouin in the upper part of the Route Bibliography. Credits: Clarisse Bompard

The fourth inspection was successful Sébastien Bouin on Saturday, June 3, 2023 after 18 months of projecting. Although the climbing style on small ledges is not one of Bouin's strengths, he was always motivated to plan the route. Eleven times he fell after the last crux in the "easier" last part of the route.

“I underestimated this sequence because it is relatively easy to climb in isolation. But if you have the lower part of the route in your forearms, the last sequence is a different story."

Seb Bouin

For Seb Bouin it is the 14th route in the range 9b - 9c, including the first ascent of DNA (9c) Supreme Jumbo Love (9b +) and Change (9b +).

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