On April 24, 2021, Philipp Gassner climbed the legendary 9a route Action Directe. This video shows his ascent.
Is Action Directe the world's first 9a, or is it Hubble? Does history have to be rewritten? We spoke to Alexander Megos.
The latest episode of Actiontalk TV and LACRUX's BETA program is dedicated to historical climbing routes such as Action Directe, Hubble and Akira. In exclusive interviews with the German climbing professional Alex Megos and the controversial Frenchman Fred Rouhling, we investigate the question of whether climbing history needs to be rewritten and what about the confused history of the 9b route Akira.
Hubble is again rated 9a by Ben Moon. In retrospect, this makes Hubble - and not Action Directe - the first 9a in the world.
Frenchwoman Melissa Le Nevé takes the first female ascent of what is probably the most famous 9a route in the world: Action Directe in Franconian Jura, Germany.
Hannes Huch accuses Said Belhaj of boasting routes he has not climbed. We talked to Said about the allegations.
The professional climber Said Belhaj is accused of not having climbed Action Directe and other routes. All about the allegations on www.lacrux.com.
Patxi Usobiaga is definitely climbing as hard again with the Seta Total (9a) route as before his car accident. Until the serious accident in 2011, Patxi Usobiaga was ...