Melissa Le Nevé has done Action Directe 9a


Thursday, 21 May

Melissa Le Nevé reports on Insta that she has done Action Directe 9a in Frankenjura. This must be considered as one of the most groundbreaking ascents in female rock climbing. More info to come. (c) Fabi Buhl

AD was put up by Wolfgang Gullich in 1991 and most consider it as the first 9a in the world. It has been repeated by some 20 male before but during the last few years more and more seldom. As it stands AD should be considered a hard bench mark 9a.

Melissa is one of the best multi-discipline climber having also done 8B+ boulder, 8b+ MP. The 30-year-old finished her competition career in 2016 being #3 in the Boulder World Cup. Lately she has started up a work as a trainer and currently, she trains some high profile climbers like Matilda Söderlund.

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