/ NEWS: Alex Megos Frees 'Fly' - 20 Pitch 8c in Switzerland

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UKC News - on 26 Jun 2014
Alex Megos climbing one of the hard technical pitches on Fly, 550m 8c, 4 kbGerman sport climbing star - Alex Megos - has recently climbed the first free ascent of Fly, a 550m 8c on Staldefue, in Switzerland's Lauterbrunnental.

Widely known for making the world's first 9a onsight, this 20 pitch 8c is Alex's first real foray into multipitch climbing.



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69002
swiss gneiss - on 27 Jun 2014
In reply to UKC News:

It’s funny that Nalles ascent of Silbergeier had alot of comments (most of them weather one should comment as it is “only” 8b) but this one has none till now.

This one however really is cutting edge stuff! It is a long alpine route and some of the hard pitches come way up there (p17 8b, p19 8c, p20 8b+).

Congratulations to Alex who has shown again that he already is one of the most accomplished climbers out there with just 21 years of age.

A big first ascent that goes along with most beautiful alpine lines out there.

Impressive
Smelly Fox - on 27 Jun 2014
In reply to swiss gneiss:

Rumours of some funny ethics though. Apparently the pitches were not led in order or something? Can anyone elaborate?
swiss gneiss - on 27 Jun 2014
In reply to Smelly Fox:

According to Roger Schälis Website it was a redpoint.

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