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Watch Seb Bouin on French Chilam Balam 5.15a/b

This spring, Seb Bouin made the first ascent of French Chilam Balam 5.15a/b in France. He sent Bernabé Fernández’s original Chilam Balam in 2015.

Fernández made the first ascent of Chilam Balam in 2003 and suggested a grade of 5.15c. Ondra made the second ascent and said it was 5.15a/b, which was agreed to by Bouin, Daniel Andrada Jiménez and Eduard Marín García.

Bouin said after his send of French Chilam Balam, “I fell four times in this last tuffa dyno before to did it. This move is totaly insane. It’s crazy to have this kind of move after 60 metres of climbing. This crux make the route beautiful. About the grade, I propose carefully 5.15a/b. I think it is harder than Chilam Balam 5.15a/b and harder than Pachamama 5.15a.”

First Ascent of the French Chilam Balam "Les yeux plus gros que l'antre" 9a+/9b – 5.15a/b was intense ! I fell 4 times in this last tuffa dyno before to did it. This move is totaly insane. It's crazy to have this kind of move after 60 metters of climbing. This crux make the route beautiful. About the grade, I porpose carefully 9a+/9b – 5.15a/b. I think it is harder than Chilam Balam (9a+/b) and harder than Pachamama (hard 9a+). I hope some strong climbers will come to try and say if it's more 9b or 9a+ 😉. 📸@charlie_lecocq ————————————————————— La première ascension du Chilam Balam français "les yeux plus gros que l'antre" 9a+/9b était intense ! Je suis tombé 4 fois à ce jeté sur colo avant de la faire. Ce move est totalement incroyable. C'est fou d'avoir un move comme ça après 60 mètres d'escalade. Ce crux rend la voie magnifique. À propos de la cotation, je propose doucement 9a+/9b. Je pense que c'est plus dur que Chilam Balam (9a+/b) et plus dur que Pachamama (9a+ dur). J'espère que d'autres grimpeurs viendront essayer et trancher entre le 9a+ ou 9b 😉. 📸 @charlie_lecocq @eb_climbing @blackdiamond @mytendon @matahijuice @patxiusobiaga_pucseries

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French Chilam Balam