Clean sweep by Megos on Kalymnosby Björn Pohl - UKC Oct/2013
This news story has been read 5,273 times
During the first of two competition days at The North Face's Kalymnos climbing festival Alexander Megos made short work of the four competition routes.
Alex needed only a total of five tries to climb, an ~8a (onsight), an ~8b/+ (onsight), an ~8c/+ (2nd go) and finally an ~8b (flash). This means he had done all the project routes, which the competitors had two days to do, in a mere four hours, winning the whole thing and earning €3000.
€3000 for four hours work is certainly not a bad salary, is it? Especially so if you like what you're doing!
Alex had already spent a couple of weeks on the island before the festival and is planning to hang around a while longer too making first ascent with his friends.
Next month he makes a rare appearance in an indoor competition facing the world's best boulderers in the La Sportiva Legends Only in Stockholm.
This week's Friday Night Video will please both climbers and mountain bikers. It's a quirky fusion of both activities which will... Read more
UKC Assistant Editor Natalie Berry has hit the mainstream press today following the release of the Hot Aches Productions film... Read more
In this short piece of video from Kieran Duncan, we see a climber fall from the popular 7b on Kalymnos. Callum the... Read more
This year we asked Finnish film maker Alvi Pakarinen to come over to make the "behind the scenes"-video at the La Sportiva... Read more