/ NEWS: Alex Megos does The wheel of life, ~8C/9a+
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
Sheeeite that's impressive.
But was it the original finish or the direct ;-P
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.
The guy's a beast!
I think it's about time Mr UKC started using f and F to represent font and sport grades in its headlines.
> 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...
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...
Grades aside, it is an amazing line, and such a quick repeat is mind boggling.
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