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Classified, 9a+, FA by Alexander Megos

© Peter Würth
Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Peter Würth
Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge
© Peter Würth

Alexander Megos, the German teenager who made the world's first 9a onsight recently, has made the first ascent of what's probably the hardest route in Frankenjura, Classified, 9a+, on the Holzgauer wand.

The new route, a ~20m fiesta of small shallow pockets followed by even smaller shallower ones, is a direct exit to Guido Köstermeyer's Des Mos, 8b+, and was bolted by Christian Bindhammer some 10 years ago. It has since been tried unsuccessfully by both himself and Markus Bock.

Alexander needed a grand total of three days, which still sounds more than it was as the first was quite a while ago, the second was to work out the sequences and the third was only one go, the ascent itself!

I guess it's worth mentioning this was Alexander's first ever first ascent...

Source: Frankenjura.com


Alex Megos is sponsored by DMM


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28 Apr, 2013
wow...this kid will go far :p
29 Apr, 2013
0 not bad
I didn't think anyone would come close to Ondra for a while. Good to see some new talent making waves.
29 Apr, 2013
Even Ondra said of himself "I'm not the only wonderkid out there!"
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