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On the 24th of April, Frenchman Seb Bouin achieved an incredible feat: to complete his long-standing project, DNA, in the Verdon Gorge (France). Seb Bouin has spent more than 150 days trying this extreme route before. This performance of unprecedented difficulty is possibly the second 9c (5.15d) link-up in the history of climbing.

Seb Bouin, who belongs to the very closed elite of the high level, has just achieved the incredible feat of linking DNA. A performance of unprecedented difficulty that is possibly the second 9c (5.15d) route in the history of climbing. After many major crosses and on the lookout for a new challenge, Seb Bouin is equipping this route located at La Ramirole (Verdon, France) in 2019. Will it then join the extreme difficulty and ultimate grade of Silence, freed by Adam Ondra in Flatanger (Norway)?

Seb Bouin in DNA (Verdon, France). ©Lena Drapella

This story was one of the longest,
one of the most intense and one of the most sTriking.

He recounts his experience on his Instagram account: “I like to think that my approach to climbing is instinctive. I don’t ask myself many questions, I just try, and as long as I’m on the rock I’m happy. This story has been one of the longest, one of the most intense, and one of the most striking.  There has been a lot of love, but also a lot of fear. A lot of joy, and a lot of frustration. A

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