This route was the first world proposition to the 9b grade (5.15b). Since the First Ascent of Fred Rouhling in 1995, no one repeated it. AKIRA (9a/+) is one of the most controversy route in the world. I took the time with Lucien Martinez to repeat it during my Vintage Rock Tour step. Big roof, big moves, a lot of fun, what else? We are thinking this route closer to the 9a grade. Anyway, it was a big piece in the 90’s. Respect Fred !