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When he climbed the classic Céüse route 'Black Bean' (8b) using only traditional protection, Arnaud Petit opened the world's eyes to the potential for trad climbing at this renowned sport crag. Three years on from that game-changing ascent, 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 7c+. 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. Arnaud Petit Is Leading A Trad Climbing Resurgence In Céüse | Céüse, Ep. 2

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3 episodes Latest 22nd Jan 2015

Arnaud Petit is one of France's most talented and decorated climbers. Throughout a long and storied career he has traveled the world to compete and pursue lead climbing and big wall projects but no matter where he goes he keeps coming back to Céüse. Follow Arnaud on a eye opening-tour of this amazing crag and soak in the history, the people, the atmosphere, and the stories that have made these cliffs some of the most celebrated in modern climbing. Along the way you'll witness Arnaud taking on classic sport routes with only his trad gear and the elegant style that has made him famous.

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