Seb Bouin’s Balkan Dream
- Friday 7th August 2020
The video of Seb Bouin’s first ascent of The Dream (F9b) in the Balkans has been released by his sponsor, Black Diamond.
As we previously reported, Seb finished off a superb year of climbing in 2019 by doing the first ascent of The Dream (F9b) in the Balkins. Originally bolted by Adam Ondra, Seb travelled to the area on an extended road trip and despite being hampered by wet holds was able to do the first ascent of The Dream just prior to Xmas.
The Dream is 55m long. The initial F8b+ section leads into a rest and then the crux, a 10 move section of climbing involving small tufas and crimps. After that, a 25m F8c leads to the top although the final section on bad finger pockets and poor feet adds a spicy ending according to Seb.
Watch the film below.