Stefan Scarperi has sent Action Directe 5.14d for the second ascent of the famous route a few days after Said Belhaj ticked it.

The first and famous ascent was in 1991 by Wolfgang Gullich, who graded it 5.14c/d but is now considered the first 9a or 5.14d ever climbed and a benchmark route.

On Instagram, Scarperi said, “Last week the conditions where really bad and I did only a few tries on this stunning line, but today finally everything was fine. Last days I fell two times on the last move. Today I fell again on the last move but than on my third attempt I changed my mind and just did it. Finally Action Directe is done.”

Sends of Action Directe

1. Wolfgang Güllich of Germany in 1991
2. Alexander Adler of Germany in 1995
3. Iker Pou of Spain in 2000
4. Dave Graham of USA in 2001
5. Christian Bindhammer of Germany 2003
6. Dai Koyamada of Japan in 2005
7. Markus Bock of Germany in 2005
8. Kilian Fischhuber Austria (2006)
9. Adam Ondra of Czech Republic in 2008
10. Patxi Usobiaga of Spain in 2008
11. Gabriele Moroni of Italy in 2010
12. Jan Hojer of Germany in 2010
13. Adam Pustelnik of Poland in 2010
14. Felix Knaub of Germany in 2011
15. Rustam Gelmanov of Russia in 2012
16. Alexander Megos of Germany in 2014
17. Felix Neumärker of Germany in 2015
18. Julius Westphal of Germany in 2015
19. Stefano Carnati of Italy in 2015
20. David Firnenburg in 2016
21. Stephan Vogt in 2017
22. Simon Lorenzi in 2017
23. Said Belhaj in 2018
24. Stefan Scarperi in 2018

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