NEWSFLASH: Megalopa 8c+ for Oli Grounsell

Oli Grounsell has made the fourth ascent of Megalopa 8c+ at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales, just two weeks after James Mchaffie grabbed the third ascent. (UKC News Report)

Oli Grounsell getting close to completing Megalopa, 180 kb
Oli Grounsell getting close to completing Megalopa
© James McHaffie

The route was put up by Neil Dyer in 2011 and swiftly repeated by Pete Robins, after a close race for the first ascent.

Megalopa climbs to the end of the hard section on an 8b+ called The Walking Mussel to a poor shakeout followed by an intense, fingery eight metre section of 8a+ - offering a heartbreaking finish as the footholds turn bad.

Oli is sponsored by: Evolv, Indy Climbing Wall, Mammut and V12

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