(born January 24 1970
) is a French rock climber
, famed for his 1995 proposal of the grade
9b/5.15b for his unrepeated climb Akira
. (See Realization
Other notable climbs of his include:
- Hugh (9a) in Eaux-Claires, France, first ascent (FA) in 1993.
- L'autre côté du ciel, or The Other Side of the Sky, (9a) in Eaux-Claires, France, FA in 1997.
- In 2002, repeated Bain de Sang (9a, FA by Fred Nicole) in Saint Loup, Switzerland.
- Mandallaz Drive (9a/5.14d) at d’Allonzier la Caille, near Haute-Savoie, south of Geneva, FA in 2004.
The controversy about his route Akira seems to have settled down with Climbing magazine and the popular website 8a.nu supporting his claim in the recent past.