/ NEWS: Alex Megos does The wheel of life, ~8C/9a+

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UKC News - on 09 Jul 2013
Alexander Megos on The wheel of life, ~8C/9a+, 3 kbAlexander Megos, currently on a two month trip to Australia, has made a lightning quick repeat of Dai Koyamada's ~65 move monster The Wheel of Life, ~8C/9a+, in the Hollow Mountain Cave, Grampians.
Alexander needed only two sessions to make the repeat, and considering the many moves, that is...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68194
biscuit - on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Sheeeite that's impressive.

But was it the original finish or the direct ;-P

Dennis999 - on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Believe the original is 8c and direct is 8c+ so he did the original route. In case anyone is confused, the 9a+ is the grade Dave Graham gave it as he reckoned it couldn't be compared to normal boulder routes and should have a sport grade.
Fraser on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News:

The guy's a beast!
Calder - on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to Dennis999:

I think it's about time Mr UKC started using f and F to represent font and sport grades in its headlines.
Mark Riley on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to Calder:
> (In reply to Dennis999)
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> I think it's about time Mr UKC started using f and F to represent font and sport grades in its headlines.

Or maybe UKC could use capitals to represent blocs...
;)
Calder - on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to Mark Riley:

Ah, so that's how it works. I honestly didn't know that... or have ever even spotted it. Hey ho, you learn something every day etc. and so on...
turtlespit - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News: There's been arguments over the grade for a while with Ben Cossey giving it 8B+ (V14) after he climbed it (see this 8a.nu thread - http://www.8a.nu/forum/ViewForumThread.aspx?ObjectId=20414&ObjectClass=CLS_UserNewsComment&C... ) and the whole debate of boulder vs sport grades.

Grades aside, it is an amazing line, and such a quick repeat is mind boggling.
aln - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to Mark Riley: Stop being sensible and go back to 6music.

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