Home page Planetmountain.com
Sébastien Bouin at Russan making the first ascent of Les yeux plus gros que l’antre 9a/b, one of the most difficult sport climbs in France.
Photo by Raphaël Fourau

Sébastien Bouin adds one of France’s hardest sport climbs to Russan

di

At the French crag Russan (Pont St Nicholas-Seynes) Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of 'Les yeux plus gros que l’antre'. 70 meters long and graded 9a+/9b, this is now one of the most difficult sport climbs in France.

After years of hibernation, at start of April the historic winter crag Russan in southern France was propelled into the limelight thanks to young Sébastien Bouin who freed a project bolted over 20 years ago in the enormous cave. The new route is called Les yeux plus gros que l’antre and boasts 70 meters of ultra-steep climbing with three "amazing boulders problems at the top" including a dyno to finish.

After having fallen off the dyno crux four times, on 3 April the 25-year-old finally clipped the anchors and put forward the grade 9a+/9b. If confirmed, then "Eyes bigger than the cave" is now one of the hardest climbs in the country after the 9b’s CRS (Mollans, Adam Ondra, 2015) and Eagle (St Leger du Ventoux, Adam Ondra 02/2018) and the hotly debated Akira (Fred Rouhling, 1995).

Given the length and the nature of the climbing, Bouin described the line as a "French Chilam Balam", referring to the famous 9b located at Villanueva del Rosario in Spain and repeated by the Frenchman in 2015.


Link: FB Sébastien Bouin

Share

NEWS / Related news:
Sébastien Bouin climbs Chilam Balam 9b at Villanueva del Rosario
28.05.2015
Sébastien Bouin climbs Chilam Balam 9b at Villanueva del Rosario
French sports climber Sébastien Bouin has repeated Chilam Balam, the famous 9b at Villanueva del Rosario in Spain.
Sébastien Bouin and the Chilam Balam video
29.05.2015
Sébastien Bouin and the Chilam Balam video
The video of French climber Sébastien Bouin repeating Chilam Balam 9b at Villanueva del Rosario in Spain.
Anak Verhoeven, Stefano Carnati and Sébastien Bouin climbing strong in Spain
10.12.2017
Anak Verhoeven, Stefano Carnati and Sébastien Bouin climbing strong in Spain
Sport climbing in Spain: Belgium’s Anak Verhoeven has repeated Ciudad de Dios 9a/+ at Santa Linya, France’s Sébastien Bouin has redpointed La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana while at Margalef Stefano Carnati has climbed his 50th 8c or harder, Llamps i trons.
Adam Ondra adds a new 9b to Mollans in France
05.11.2015
Adam Ondra adds a new 9b to Mollans in France
At Mollans in France Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of C.R.S., a new sports climb graded 9b. This is the 14th 9b or harder the Czech climber has redpointed.
Adam Ondra / Interview after world's first 9a+ flash at St. Léger in France
12.02.2018
Adam Ondra / Interview after world's first 9a+ flash at St. Léger in France
Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra after the historic world’s first 9a+ flash, on Super Crackinette at Saint-Léger du Ventoux climbed on 10 February 2018.
Fred Rouhling, Salamandre and climbing extreme
27.12.2007
Fred Rouhling, Salamandre and climbing extreme
Interview with Fred Rouhling after the first ascent of Salamandre at Saint-Pierre en Faucigny, which the French climber has graded 9?

SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

EXPO / Products
EXPO / Company News
Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
NEWSLETTER

Subscriber to receive the weekly newsletter with all the latest news from planetmountain.com

Recent Comments Ice
  • Distensione
    Via sportiva molto bella, dalla linea logica, in ambiente su ...
    2017-09-14 / Michele Lucchini
  • All-in
    Francesco Salvaterra e Filippo Mosca 27 gennaio 2017, probab ...
    2017-02-02 / Francesco Salvaterra
  • Una via per te fatta in tre
    Prima ripetizione effettuata il 3/11. Da rettificare la diff ...
    2015-11-13 / maurizio piller%20hoffer
  • Via Hruschka
    Salita il 18 marzo 2015 con Alice, Federico e Stefano. Via v ...
    2015-03-20 / Giovanni Zaccaria