With the grade of 9b/+ (5.15b/c), La Rage d'Adam is one of the hardest sport climbs in France and the world.
Four 5.15b's or harder, and another three or four 5.15a's (depending on if we go with Bouin's downgrade). Talk about a good year.
Ondra thinks it could be even harder.
Uncut footage of Séb Bouin on the crux sequence of Move, Adam Ondra's 9b/+ (5.15b/c) in Hanshelleren Cave, Flatanger, Norway. Bouin bagged the second ascent just last week.
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Writes Séb Bouin, "Last spring I did the first ascent of the French Chilam Balam Les yeux plus gros que l'antre, a 9a+/9b (5.15a/b) in France. I spent a lot of good time trying this huge route. It's for sure one of the best route in this style, and one of my hardest ascent."
Seb Bouin bolted this amazing 60-meter prow in the Verdon, France, when he was 16. Nine years later, he felt it was time to send it.
Bouin's getting closer.... looks like he'll have to return for at least one more season though!
Seb Bouin sends Legend (9a/5.14d), a 20-year-old open project at Pic Saint-Loup, France, for the route’s first ascent.
French climber Seb Bouin has repeated Adam Ondra’s Thor’s Hammer (~9a+ 5.15a) in the Hanshelleren cave, Flatanger, Norway.