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.