He already has two 9A boulders on his account. Will the third one follow soon? After his promising attempts in Burden of Dreams, Shawn Raboutou has turned his attention to the next 9A: Soudain Seul in Fontainebleau.

In the woods of Fontainebleau there are many difficult boulders. The currently hardest line is called Soudain Seul and was first climbed in 2021 by Simon Lorenzi. Recently, the strong American Shawn Raboutou set out for France and paid a visit to the Fontainebleau Testpiece. If he succeeds in his endeavor, he would be the only climber with three 9A boulders on his account. He currently shares the title of most 9A's - currently two of them - with Soudain-Seul's first ascent Simon Lorenzi.

Video: Shawn Raboutou vs. Soudain Seul (9A)

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Credits: Cover picture Bobby Vannoy