Home page Planetmountain.com

Dave Graham: Action Directe

di

Dave Graham has made the fourth ascent of Wolfang Güllich’s Action Direct 9a in Germany’s Frankenjura

Dave Graham has climbed Action Directe. The young American has really pulled something off in the Frankenjura, where he climbed what is considered by many to be the hardest route in the world.

Action Direct was the first route to touch upon the mythical 9a grade, even if its first ascentionist Wolfang Güllich, who climbed the line back in September 1991, was careful not to compromise himself on the grade.

But Action Direct has withstood the test of time, so much so that it has only been repeated by the German Alexander Adler (1995) and the Spaniard Iker Pou (2000). The route is recognised as a milestone in sports climbing, and its few repeats spread over the 10 years since its first ascent demonstrate just this.

Dave needed 7 days of trying spread out over a month due to poor weather conditions for his third repeat (fourth ascent overall). His ascent of this 12m 45° testpiece is the fastest to date, and it seems as if he needed no specific training to link the line of one and two-finger pockets to the top. Fantastic!

Special People PlanetMountain.com
>  Dave Graham
         

Click to see Flash movie of Dave Graham on Action Direct by R. Fioravanti.
http://www.projectpof.com

Share


SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

EXPO / Products
EXPO / Company News
Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
NEWSLETTER

Subscriber to receive the weekly newsletter with all the latest news from planetmountain.com

CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments Ice
  • Distensione
    Via sportiva molto bella, dalla linea logica, in ambiente su ...
    2017-09-14 / Michele Lucchini
  • L'uomo Volante
    Il 10 giugno 2017, insieme all'amico Michele, decidiamo di r ...
    2017-07-12 / Enrico Maioni
  • Gallo George
    Il 16 luglio 2016, invogliati dalla relazione, ci siamo avve ...
    2017-07-12 / Enrico Maioni
  • All-in
    Francesco Salvaterra e Filippo Mosca 27 gennaio 2017, probab ...
    2017-02-02 / Francesco Salvaterra