reports that Rich Simpson (Moon's top sponsored climber) did the 6th ascent (5th repeat, 1st British ascent) of Action Directe
the infamous Wolfgang Gullich (Wolfgang did the first ascent in 1991!!) route in the German Frankenjura. Touted as the worlds 1st 9a
Rich just texted Ben Moon the following:
"Just did it everything was perfect. im so happy it's like a drug for the next few hours i will be gone totally out of here. it's no longer a dream. thanks"
Rich obviously has a strong sense of climbing tradition and has been working his way through all the classic sport routes of the 80's and 90's ticking a long the way routes such as La Rose et la Vampire 8b, Le Minimum 8b+, Agincourt 8c, Wall Street 8c, Liquid Amber 8c, Hubble 8c+ and now Action Directe.
Comments, pictures and videos soon on Moonclimbing
Action Direct ascents:
- Wolfgang Gullich (1991)
- Alexander Adler (1995)
- Iker Pou (2000)
- Dave Graham (2001)
- Christian Bindhammer (2003)
- Richard Simpson (2005)
More on Rich Simpson:
Stammina Band/Pump up the Power 8c+/9a for Richard Simpson
8b onsight for Richard Simpson
Richard Simpson getting ready for Action Direct
Hubble repeated by Richard Simpson!
Moffat's 'Liquid Amber' repeated by Simpson