French climber Mélissa le Nevé has ticked the classic Action Directe 9a in Frankenjura, Germany. This is her first route of the grade and the first female ascent of Wolfgang Güllich's famous line, which he climbed in 1991.
> Must have been doing a lot of training during lockdown
She was in lockdown with her partner in Bavaria, and climbing was never banned here as long as you didn't travel unnecessarily - i.e. very local crags only - and climbed with somebody from your own household. Travel restrictions have been lifted in the last two weeks, making it ok for them to drive from the Allgäu to the Frankenjura
Adam Ondra has climbed a new problem at Sloup in the Czech Republic and graded it Font 8C+, the hardest in the country. Ondra named the problem Brutal Rider, as it links an 8A+/8B into Ghost Rider, an existing 8C.
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