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Reel Rock: Action Directe

There is no giving up

For seven long years, French climber Mélissa Le Nevé has been struggling with the absolutely insane moves and holds of 'Action Directe'—and with her own self-doubt. No woman has yet succeeded in sending this milestone among the hardest of all sport climbing routes.

Can she be the first woman to conquer the world's legendary first 9a in the Frankenjura? And what particular set of skills will she need to succeed?


With: Melissa Le Nevé
Production: Reel Rock