In the nineteenth edition of BETA, we talk to Sébastien Bouin about the world's second 9c sport climbing route. The Frenchman made the first ascent of DNA in the Verdon Gorge on April 29, 2022. Assessing the route was not easy for Bouin, as he reveals in an interview.
Last week, Katherine Choong managed to climb the difficult multi-pitch route La Ramirole (150, 8b) in the Verdon Gorge. In an interview, the strong Jurassic woman talks about her preparation, her struggle on the route and her feelings at the deflector.
In the past few weeks, we have received an above-average number of reports about inspections. Philipp Geisenhoff opened a new difficult route in the Basler Jura, Alexander Rohr and Dylan Chuat each scored two 9a's, Katherine Choong climbed a difficult MSL tour and Yannick Flohe flashed an 8b boulder.
The Frenchman Sébastien Bouin is currently concentrating on the biggest climbing project of his career: He wants to freely climb the sport climbing route "Project DNA". How difficult is the route? Can it be climbed? An overview.
In autumn 2019, the Frenchman Seb Bouin scored the most difficult route in France to date: La Rage d'Adam in the Verdon Gorge. The video now published by Hugo Parmentier shows him planning the route - and how crazy the sequences are.