Seb Bouin Takes On Fred Rouhling’s Unrepeatable 9a’s

Seb Bouin takes on Fred Rouhling’s iconic trio of 9a’s at Les Eaux Claires— Akira, Hugh and De L’ Autre Côté du Ciel.

By Michael Levy | February 14th, 2021

In the fourth episode of The Vintage Rock Tour, Seb Bouin takes on the classic crag of Les Eaux Claires, on the west coast of France.


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Famous for its trio of Fred Rouhling 9a’s—Akira, Hugh and De L’ Autre Côté du Ciel—Seb’s mission to repeat all three is a tricky one, and he must use all his experience and focus to work out a solution for each route.


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