Watch Seb Bouin Take on the Unrepeatable 9a's

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Seb Bouin visits the classic crag of Les Eaux Claires, on the west coast of France, to try Fred Rouhling's iconic trio of 9a's [5.14d]: Akira, Hugh, and De L' Autre Côté du Ciel. While Bouin is a world class climber, with ascents up to 5.15b/c, this challenge is not a gimme. Akira had repelled climbers since Rouhling's 1995 FA—including big names like Dani Andrada and JB Tribout.