Climbing
06.07.2015

Mathieu Bouyoud in Apocalypse Now (9a)

The Balme of Yenne is located near Belley (01) and it offers a limestone rock with ribs, holes… Mathieu bolted Apocalypse Now two years ago and he even had the privilege of doing the first ascent.

The Balme offers rather aggressive ribs, overhangs, roofs from the 6th degree. Among the 50 existing routes, Mathieu Bouyoud has done first ascents for the 3 mythical routes of this spot: Titan 9a, Balmophilie 9a and Apocalypse Now 9a.

So Mathieu Bouyoud has done first ascents for Balmophilie 9a, Declac 8c/8c+, La Voie Lactée 8c in a row and he recently achieved Apocalypse Now 9a. He left an important mark on this cliff, considered among the most committed in France and as Mathieu says: “It’s not common to have a weather that’s dry and cold at the same time here!” Come and enjoy it if you’re passing by!

Indeed, Mathieu and his friends have bolted nearly 80 routes in 3 months, including the new spot of St Didier the west Face, we hope you will have the chance of trying this spot!

 

Mathieu Bouyoud in Apocalypse Now 9a

 

Mathieu Bouyoud in La Voie Lactée 8c

 

Mathieu Bouyoud in La Voie Lactée 8c