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Trad Resurgence at Céüse

Believe it or not, the world-class sport climbing destination Céüse started as a trad climber’s crag. Bolts were eventually used, but now there is a small group of climbers pushing the grades using traditional protection.

Three years ago, Arnaud Petit climbed Black Bean 5.14 placing his gear on lead. As Epic TV writes, “Arnaud is still leading the charge to attempt Céüse’s climbs on trad gear. In this video, Arnaud succeeds in recruiting US climber Mikey Schaefer to his cause, sending him up a tough but well-protected 5.13. Take a look at the video to see Mikey pushing himself above gear on the same wall that houses some of the planet’s most renowned bolted lines.”