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.