Alex Megos Climbs Australia's First 9a

German climber Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of what was known as "The red Project" at Diamond Falls in the Blue Mountains, Australia. The name of the new route is Retired Extremely Dangerous and the grade ~9a.

Alexander Megos attempting Retired Extremely Dangerous (9a) the day before his succesful ascent © Nick Fletcher Photography
Alexander Megos attempting Retired Extremely Dangerous (9a) the day before his succesful ascent
© Nick Fletcher Photography

Alexander Megos attempting Retired Extremely Dangerous (9a) the day before his succesful ascent © Nick Fletcher Photography
Alexander Megos attempting Retired Extremely Dangerous (9a) the day before his succesful ascent
© Nick Fletcher Photography
Australia resident British climber and photographer, Nick Fletcher reported that Alex quickly did all the moves, but then needed a total of three days to make the first ascent of this "...stunning and unrelenting line of small holds up the wall to the left of Hairline."

Next month Alex will be visiting Stockholm, so stay tuned for an interview, and 30 November he will be competing in the La Sportiva Legends Only.

Alexander Megos is sponsored by: Tenaya, Patagonia and DMM


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19 Aug, 2013
Relatively Extremely Difficult? Resting Easy Day? Ramon eats Dingo?
19 Aug, 2013
What a crap route name. Still, fair play to the lad.
19 Aug, 2013
//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RED_(film) and the comic it is based on, so quite appropriate I thought.
19 Aug, 2013
Ah, okay yep with a bit of context pretty good :)