Seb Bouin Establishes 5.15a at Pic Saint-Loup

​Sébastian Bouin, 22, establishes a direct start to Staphylocoque (9a/a+ 5.14d/5.15a) in Le Pic Saint-Loup cave near Montpellier, France. He sent the variation yesterday, after two weeks of projecting, and named the new route Kmira, at the grade of 9a+ (5.15a).

By Rock and Ice | July 10th, 2015

Sébastian Bouin, 22, established a direct start to Staphylocoque (9a/a+ 5.14d/5.15a) in Le Pic Saint-Loup cave near Montpellier, France. He sent the variation yesterday, after two weeks of projecting, and named the new route Kmira, at the grade of 9a+ (5.15a).

Bouin already had the moves of Staphylocoque dialed from last year, after he claimed the route’s second ascent. His new variation adds a difficult bouldery section onto the original line—established Cedric Lachat in 2014.

In May this year, Bouin claimed the third ascent of Chilam Balam (5.15b) in Spain—his hardest ascent. In 2012, he made the first repeat of La Madonne (9a+/5.15a) in Luberon, France.

Bouin has also climbed Era Vella (5.14d), Tierra Negra (5.14d) and Perez Victimas (5.14d) in Margalef, Spain and Little Badder (5.14d) in Flatanger Cave, Norway.

Bouin will be heading to the Verdon Gorge, France next, then Flatanger, Norway in August.

 

Video Teaser:

 

 

Read: Sébastian Bouin Claims Third Ascent of Chilam Balam (5.15b), Spain

 

Leave a Reply

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

Alex Megos Crushes Rumney’s Jaws II (5.15a) in Three Attempts

Megos is back in North America and takes down the East Coast’s pride and joy in just three attempts.

read more

Remembering Hayden Kennedy

The climbing world watched him grow up.

read more

Climbing World Mourns the Loss of Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins

Top alpinists and beloved members of the climbing community are gone following avalanche.

read more