Alexander Megos crushes the Red

Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge, 207 kb
Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge
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After Adam Ondra has raised the bar and broken into the next realm, others are showing interest in joining him there. German, Alexander Megos is one of them.

On a trip to the US, Alexander first repeated David Graham's boulder route The Fly, 9a/8B, at Rumney, New Hampshire, before he heading south to the Red River Gorge where he really went down to business.

The business involved a flash ascent of Pure imagination, 8c+, at the Chocolate factory, where he also made a very impressive 2nd try ascent of The Golden ticket, hard 8c+ according to Ondra, 8c+/9a according to Cedric Lachat and 9a according to Ethan Pringle.

He also made 2nd try ascents of 24 carats and Lucifer and needed a few tries for 50 words for pump and Southern smoke, all of which are 8c+.

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