„Mrs. Hyde“ Melissa Le Nevé can get an ascent from „Mr. Hyde“ in the biography sector in the French climbing crag Céüse. In the same sector, Alex Megos first ascented with „Bibliographie“ the world’s second 9c route. In addition to „Wallstreet“ (8c / XI-), Melissa was also the „Action Directe“ (9a), the legendary route in the Frankenjura. The „Action Directe“ was freed by Wolfgang Güllich in 1991 and is the first 9a / XI route in the world.

„Ne te prends pas au sérieux, quelle idée. J ai envie de grimper avec mon bob, ça serait rigolo.”
Luce, this one day we climbed together in Ceuse really marked me. I was amazed by your energy and this smile you had. This day, I belayed you in your project Mr Hyde and you were so close… I tried to support you my best that day and tried to choose some words which might help you. But I didn’t know yet you were giving me a lesson, a lesson of life.. And this red bob, i understood after reading those words what it meant to you..
Climbing with you were special and I thought, with only 16yo what a mature young lady and so talented you were.
After your accident and because of that special day in Ceuse, I decided to try again Mr Hyde. And it s with all my heart.“

„Foot jam – twist – drop knee. Only way for me to reach that tiny two finger pocket…. The trickiest move of Mr Hyde aka Mrs Hyde 8c+“

Photo: (c) Fabi Buhl