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Alex Megos repeats Thor's hammer, 9a+

Alex Megos on Thor's hammer, 9a+, Flatanger, Norway, 183 kb
Alex Megos on Thor's hammer, 9a+, Flatanger, Norway
© Raimund Matros
Alex Megos has made the first repeat of Adam Ondra's ~60m monster, Thor's hammer, ~9a+, in the Flatanger cave in Norway.

Alex says he needed three days to do the route and that it felt harder than other 9a+'s he has done. This could of course have to do with the fact that it's also very different to most other routes, as it's ~60m long and overhangs 55 to 85 degrees all the way. It took Alex 38 minutes to redpoint. Not quite the quick sprints he's used to from Frankenjura!

Adam has said Thor's hammer is a hard 9a+ and that it could even be an "easy" 9b, and as Jakob Schubert also has a few days left in the cave, maybe we'll soon get a third opinion. Jakob is also working it and says it's an amazing route, but that he has to get used to its length...

 

Alex Megos is sponsored by: DMM, Patagonia, Red Bull and Tenaya



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