Fred Rouhling's Akira Sees First Repeats Since 1995 FA, Receives Downgrade

When Fred Rouhling completed the first ascent of Akira in 1995, there were no 9a+ [5.15a] routes. Even 9a [5.14d] was just beginning to be accepted. So when Rouhling graded his new line 9b [5.15b], controversy erupted.¬†Alex Huber criticized the grade of Akira.¬†Dani Andrada and JB Tribout attempted the route themselves. Some wondered if Rouhling … Continue reading Fred Rouhling's Akira Sees First Repeats Since 1995 FA, Receives Downgrade