Alex Megos

German power house who was forged in the Frankenjura.

Interview with RockClimbingUK

Media

Perfecto Mundo (9b+, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Fight Club (9b, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Hubble (9a)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Bibliographie (9c, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Louis Cut (8B+, FA)
Added at 12:01 on 20 January 2021
Bibliographie (9c, FA)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Das Pumpenhausen (8B, FA)
Added at 23:02 on 15 February 2021
Mejorando Imagen (9b)
Added at 21:05 on 07 May 2021
Cadafist (9a, FA)
Added at 19:03 on 28 March 2021
Mejorando Imagen (9b)
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Added at 08:04 on 26 April 2021

Ascents

25 recorded ascents.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Bibliographie 9c (Lead) 05 Aug 2020

60 days of effort on this king line next to biographie.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDjw8CqK3KJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COuxNFuAS1Q

Perfecto Mundo 9b+ (Lead) 09 May 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbWvFjUIt5k

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/05/perfecto_mundo_9b+_first_ascent_by_alex_megos-71571

Supernova 9b (Lead) 02 Oct 2015

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2015/10/megos_climbs_supernova_9a+b_frankenjuras_hardest-70015

Fight Club 9b (Lead) 14 Aug 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9H8gcpZhss

First Round, First Minute 9b (Lead) 31 Dec 2015
Mejorando Imagen 9b (Lead) 25 Apr 2021 (approx)

Alex suggested an upgrade to 9b.

https://www.instagram.com/p/COD4HL9hyHz/

Footage from an earlier attempt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYmtaitHdWA

Super Crackinette 9a+ (Lead) 14 Oct 2016 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/10/supercrackinette_9a+_first_ascent_by_alex_megos-70740

Biographie 9a+ (Lead) 11 Jul 2014

Third go!

Cadafist 9a (Lead) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSHUfh3z3tE

La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead)
Wild Público 9a (Lead)
Estado Crítico 9a (Lead Onsight) 24 Mar 2012

The first ever onsight of a 9a. Funnily, Alex wasn't aware of the grade of the route when he climbed it and only found out afterwards what he'd done.

Action Directe 9a (Lead) 04 May 2014 (approx)

In 2 hours!

Hubble 9a (Lead) 31 May 2016 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEHebU6RtG0

Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 01 Jun 2016 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/06/alex_megos_repeats_northern_lights_9a-70498

TCT 9a (Lead Onsight) 01 May 2017 (approx)

I felt really bad warming up. Got pumped on a 6c. Felt weak. Didn't want to try the 9a because of that. Did an 8a for second warm up and still didn't feel good.

Then Claudia Ghisolfi (Stefano's sister) talked me into trying it.

Since there were not many options either. I just thought "Ah whatever. Nothing to lose."

Marcello Bombardi was belaying me.

I climbed the first 8c part quite well, but got quite pumped as well.Managed to rest a little bit before the last part. An 8m long 45 degree head wall with big moves on incut crimps. Got the sequence right, and somehow found myself on top. With a few difficulties at the end to clip the anchor because I couldn't find the top jug.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2017/05/tct_second_9a_onsight_by_alex_megos-71104

Underground 9a (Lead Flash) 14 Sep 2020

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFIbe3YqEfL/

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/09/9a_flash_for_alex_megos_in_arco-72486

El Potro 9a (Lead)
La Rambla 8c+ (Lead) 30 Mar 2013 (approx)

Second go!

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
The Path E9 (Lead Flash) 01 Aug 2016 (approx)

A very impressive effort given Alex had done very little trad climbing.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/08/the_path_514ar_trad_flash_by_alex_megos-70630

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date