9a+ FA by Mathieu Bouyoud in La Balme

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12 August 2015

Mathieu Bouyoud, who has established six 9a routes in La Balme, has added his first 9a+, Deep Spot, to the impressive cave. In total there are now 8 routes 9a and harder in La Balme meaning it is the French crag with most hard routes, as Céüse and Deverse have seven each. - I work a lot in this crag to clean and bolt new hard route and for the moment 4 more project exists, says Mathieu who has bolted some 400 routes, mostly paid by himself. Mathieu is #4 in the ranking game, and in total he has recorded 1 240 ascents.

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