Björn Pohl - UKC, May 2013
© Hannes Huch
The weather has been far from good in Frankenjura lately meaning lots of rain, but this hasn't stopped Alexander Megos much.
First, he made a 3rd go repeat of the classic Powerplay, 8c, at Zwergenschloss in the Wiesental, but this was just the start.
At Rotenstein in the Leinleitertal, he repeated The last rites, 8c+, and Elder statesman, 9a.
Finally, in the Klumpertal Alex managed to make the first ascent of a 15 year old project. The crux of Dicker Bert, 9a, is to get the feet off the ground and then to make it through a technical crux of four or five moves on micro edges, before the main difficulties end and the route goes left up a slab which is rather atypical of the area.
That's three 9a's, two 8c+'s and two 8c's. Not too crappy a tick list! Considering the weather I mean...
Soon, Alexander will be on his way to Australia where he will spend two months.
Here is an interview with Patrick Matros who coaches Alex together with Dicki Korb.