This is a photo of me from about 4 years ago, climbing Blocage Violent (7b+) in Ceuse, France. In my opinion, this is one of the best routes in the world. Definitely the best that I’ve climbed. Of course, I still have quite a bit of traveling to do before I can really be sure, but for now, its at the top of my list! Perfect blue streaks, slightly run out, and on the most amazing sport climbing cliff in the world! I can’t wait to make a trip back. The photo was taken by my good friend Chris Sierzant, who will be on the next Urban Climber cover (more on this coming soon).

Brian Solano, Blocage Violent, Ceuse, France