Alex Megos on Sleeping Lion (9b)Fri Night Vid

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This week's Friday Night Video takes us to Siurana, Spain, where Alex Megos is vying for the second ascent of Chris Sharma's Sleeping Lion (9b/+).

First climbed by Chris Sharma in March 2023, Sleeping Lion comprises forty metres of climbing that breaks down into five distinct sections, each of which is separated by a poor rest.

Initially graded 9b+, Megos came close to climbing the route on his sixth day on it, before eventually making the first repeat on his eighth day on the route, and consequently suggesting a grade of 9b. More repeats will be required in order to reach a consensus grade, but even if Megos' downgrade stands, Sharma's ascent would remain his hardest in eight years, with his last ascent at 9b being El Bon Combat in 2015.

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