Ascent 1 of Akira by Frédéric Rouhling

Date of Ascent:

June 06, 1995

Suggested Grade:

9b

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The Other Side of Fred Rouhling
Tim suggests that rather than calling Akira the world’s first 5.15b route, it might be better to call it the world’s first V15 or V16 boulder problem. Rouhling has demonstrated his ability to do V14 power routes and V15 traverses with little difficulty, so comparing Akira with those climbs might help establish Rouhling’s missing “track record.”