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Alex has risen quickly through the ranks of German climbers to become a globetrotting superstar of the modern climbing scene. His phenomenal sport climbing achievements place him as one of the most important climbers of this exciting era.

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Babsi on pitch 20 (7c)  © Alpsolut Pictures

The Ticklist #9 - Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Alex Megos, Jimmy Webb and Daniel Woods

Another relatively quiet week globally. Here's a few highlights.

Alex Megos flashing Underground (9a) in Arco  © Alex Megos Collection
Alex Megos flashing Underground (9a) in Arco  © Alex Megos Collection

News 9a Flash for Alex Megos in Arco

Alex Megos has flashed Underground (9a) in Arco, Italy. The route was first climbed by Manfred Stuffer in 1998 and was once considered the hardest route in Italy.

Alex Megos after ticking Bibliographie 9c.  © Jenya Kazbekova
Alex Megos after ticking Bibliographie 9c.  © Jenya Kazbekova

Interview Alex Megos on Bibliographie 9c

We recently reported that Alex Megos had climbed his long-term project at Céüse after spending 60 days on the route. Bibliographie was bolted and named by Ethan Pringle. The line tackles the steep ground to the right of Biographie's famous blue streak...

Alex amongst the stunning blue streaks of Ceuse whilst working Bibliographie  © Patagonia
Alex amongst the stunning blue streaks of Ceuse whilst working Bibliographie  © Patagonia

Newsflash Alex Megos climbs 9c project at Ceuse

Alex Megos has climbed his long-term project at Ceuse after reportedly spending at least 50 days on the route....

Brooke Raboutou on Wheel of Chaos 8B/+  © Alex Puccio
Brooke Raboutou on Wheel of Chaos 8B/+  © Alex Puccio

The Ticklist #1 - Ascents from around the world

We're starting a weekly summary of noteworthy ascents from around the globe. It's been an unusual summer for...

Billy Ridal climbing into the Final of CWIF 2020  © The Climbing Works
Billy Ridal climbing into the Final of CWIF 2020  © The Climbing Works

News RAB CWIF Semi Final Result and Final Livestream

The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) Semi Finals have just wrapped up and there have been a...

Alex Megos Perfecto Mundo  © Patagonia
Alex Megos Perfecto Mundo  © Patagonia

Fri Night Vid Kendal Rekindled: Rotpunkt - The Alex Megos Film

Our Friday Night Video this week is a feature-length documentary about the sport climbing superstar, Alex...

Alex Megos on Perfecto Mundo 9b+  © Patagonia
Alex Megos on Perfecto Mundo 9b+  © Patagonia

Video Alex Megos - Rotpunkt Trailer

Akiyo Noguchi: veteran of the Japanese team.   © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Akiyo Noguchi: veteran of the Japanese team.   © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

News IFSC World Championships Hachioji: Combined Final Report

Alex Megos came close to Gold.  © Daniel Gajda/IFSC
Alex Megos came close to Gold.  © Daniel Gajda/IFSC

News IFSC Lead World Championships: Hachioji - Report

Alex Megos on problem five, La Sportiva Legends Only 2018  © Björn Pohl
Alex Megos on problem five, La Sportiva Legends Only 2018  © Björn Pohl

News La Sportiva Legends Only 2018

Alex Megos focused on the final few moves to win his first IFSC Gold in Lead.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Alex Megos focused on the final few moves to win his first IFSC Gold in Lead.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

News IFSC Lead World Cup Briançon 2018: Report

Alex Megos on Perfecto Mundo, 9b+, Margalef, Spain  © Ken Etzel
Alex Megos on Perfecto Mundo, 9b+, Margalef, Spain  © Ken Etzel

Newsflash Perfecto Mundo, 9b+ first ascent by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Capricorn, 8c+, Leonidios, Greece.  © Alex Megos coll.
Alex Megos on Capricorn, 8c+, Leonidios, Greece.  © Alex Megos coll.

News Alex Megos flashes Capricorn, 8c+

Alex Megos on Jaws II, 9a+, Rumney, NH  © Mélissa Le Nevé
Alex Megos on Jaws II, 9a+, Rumney, NH  © Mélissa Le Nevé

News Jaws II, 9a+, and more by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Speed  © Thomas Ballenberger/Red Bull
Alex Megos on Speed  © Thomas Ballenberger/Red Bull

Video Alex Megos on three Swiss 9a's

Alex Megos on The Finnish line at the Coop, ~8C, Rocklands, South Africa  © Ken Etzel
Alex Megos on The Finnish line at the Coop, ~8C, Rocklands, South Africa  © Ken Etzel

News Alex Megos repeats The Finnish line at the Coop, ~8C

Alex Megos on Companion of Change, 9a+, Bergstation, Zillertal.   © Liam Lonsdale
Alex Megos on Companion of Change, 9a+, Bergstation, Zillertal.   © Liam Lonsdale

News Alex Megos repeats Companion of Change, 9a+, in the Zillertal

Alex Megos and the crew at Gravere  © Stefano Ghisolfi
Alex Megos and the crew at Gravere  © Stefano Ghisolfi

News TCT, second 9a onsight by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Fightclub, 9b, Canmore, Canada  © Megos coll.
Alex Megos on Fightclub, 9b, Canmore, Canada  © Megos coll.

Video Alex Megos - Fightclub, 9b

Alex Megos Pasito a Pasito, 9a, Valle de los Condores, Chile  © Nicolas Gantz
Alex Megos Pasito a Pasito, 9a, Valle de los Condores, Chile  © Nicolas Gantz

News First 9a in Chile by Alex Megos

Alex Megos at home in Frankenjura  © Frank Kretschmann / Red Bull Content Pool
Alex Megos at home in Frankenjura  © Frank Kretschmann / Red Bull Content Pool

Interview Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Becoming, 9a+, Rotenstein, Frankenjura  © Christoph Hanke
Alex Megos on Becoming, 9a+, Rotenstein, Frankenjura  © Christoph Hanke

News Alex Megos repeats Becoming, 9a+

Alex Megos at Klättercentret Akalla, Stockholm  © Björn Pohl
Alex Megos at Klättercentret Akalla, Stockholm  © Björn Pohl

News Supercrackinette, 9a+, first ascent by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Dreamcatcher, 9a, Squamish, Canada  © Ken Etzel
Alex Megos on Dreamcatcher, 9a, Squamish, Canada  © Ken Etzel

News Dreamcatcher, 9a, in a day by Alex Megos

Alex Megos after flashing The Path, 5.14a/8b+R, Lake Louise, Canada  © Sonnie Trotter
Alex Megos after flashing The Path, 5.14a/8b+R, Lake Louise, Canada  © Sonnie Trotter

News The Path 5.14aR trad, FLASH by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Fightclub, 9b, Canmore, Canada  © Megos coll.
Alex Megos on Fightclub, 9b, Canmore, Canada  © Megos coll.

News Fightclub, 9b, FA by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Iron butterfly, 8c+/9a, Canmore, Canada  © Sonnie Trotter
Alex Megos on Iron butterfly, 8c+/9a, Canmore, Canada  © Sonnie Trotter

News The Megos hits Canada

Alex Megos working Hubble in 2014  © Nick Brown
Alex Megos working Hubble in 2014  © Nick Brown

News Video: Alex Megos on Hubble

Alex Megos on Northern Lights (9a), Kilnsey.  © stp
Alex Megos on Northern Lights (9a), Kilnsey.  © stp

Interview Alex Megos in the UK

Alex Megos bouldering in Wales  © Ray Wood
Alex Megos bouldering in Wales  © Ray Wood

News Alex Megos hits Wales

Alex Megos on Northern lights, 9a, Kilnsey  © Daniela Ebler
Alex Megos on Northern lights, 9a, Kilnsey  © Daniela Ebler

News Alex Megos repeats Northern lights, 9a

Alex Megos working Hubble in 2014  © Nick Brown
Alex Megos working Hubble in 2014  © Nick Brown

News Alex Megos about Hubble

Alex Megos working Hubble in 2014  © Nick Brown
Alex Megos working Hubble in 2014  © Nick Brown

Newsflash Alex Megos repeats Hubble

Alex Megos on Landgrabbing sds, ~8A+, Tyresö, Sweden  © Megos coll.
Alex Megos on Landgrabbing sds, ~8A+, Tyresö, Sweden  © Megos coll.

Video Alex Megos - Uppsala bouldering

Alex Megos on First round, first minute, 9b, Margalef  © Frank Kretschmann / Red Bull Content Pool
Alex Megos on First round, first minute, 9b, Margalef  © Frank Kretschmann / Red Bull Content Pool

Video Alex Megos climbs First round, first minute, 9b

Alex Megos on Jon assis, ~8B/+, Jumkil, Sweden  © Daniela Ebler
Alex Megos on Jon assis, ~8B/+, Jumkil, Sweden  © Daniela Ebler

News Alex Megos hits Sweden

Alex Megos on First Ley, 9a+, Margalef  © Tim Dorlöchter
Alex Megos on First Ley, 9a+, Margalef  © Tim Dorlöchter

News 9a+ and 9a the same day by Megos

Alex Megos on Demencia senil, 9a+, Margalef, Spain  © Megos coll.
Alex Megos on Demencia senil, 9a+, Margalef, Spain  © Megos coll.

News First round, first minute, 9b, by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Demencia senil, 9a+, Margalef, Spain  © Megos coll.
Alex Megos on Demencia senil, 9a+, Margalef, Spain  © Megos coll.

News Demencia senil, 9a+, 2,5f go by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Supernova, 9a+/b, Planetarium, Frankenjura  © Arnaud Petit
Alex Megos on Supernova, 9a+/b, Planetarium, Frankenjura  © Arnaud Petit

News Two 9a's in a day by Megos

Alex Megos on Hockenheimring, 8c, Frankenjura  © Julian Söhnlein
Alex Megos on Hockenheimring, 8c, Frankenjura  © Julian Söhnlein

News Dr Best, 8c, flash by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Thor's hammer, 9a+, Flatanger, Norway  © Raimund Matros
Alex Megos on Thor's hammer, 9a+, Flatanger, Norway  © Raimund Matros

News Alex Megos repeats Thor's hammer, 9a+

Alex Megos on Baroness, 8c, Frankenjura  © Julian Söhnlein
Alex Megos on Baroness, 8c, Frankenjura  © Julian Söhnlein

Video 8b+ flash and 8c first go by Megos

Alex Megos on Sneaky old fox, 8c+, Diamond falls, Blue Mountains, Australia  © Peter Würth
Alex Megos on Sneaky old fox, 8c+, Diamond falls, Blue Mountains, Australia  © Peter Würth

News A good day for Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Schwainebaumeln, 9a, Blue Mountains  © Simon Carter
Alex Megos on Schwainebaumeln, 9a, Blue Mountains  © Simon Carter

News Schweinebaumeln, 9a FA for Megos in Australia

Alex Megos bouldering at The Sunny side, Sydney  © Eddie Fowke/The Circuit Climbing
Alex Megos bouldering at The Sunny side, Sydney  © Eddie Fowke/The Circuit Climbing

News Multiple ascents by Megos in Australia

Alexander Megos on Orochi, ~8C, Kanoto, Japan  © Megos coll.
Alexander Megos on Orochi, ~8C, Kanoto, Japan  © Megos coll.

News Orochi, ~8C, by Alex Megos

Alex Megos on Lucid Dreaming, ~8C, Buttermilks  © Ken Etzel/Red Bull
Alex Megos on Lucid Dreaming, ~8C, Buttermilks  © Ken Etzel/Red Bull

Video Alex Megos vs Lucid Dreaming

Shauna Coxsey and Alex Megos win the 2015 CWIF  © The Climbing Works
Shauna Coxsey and Alex Megos win the 2015 CWIF  © The Climbing Works

Cwif 2015 Coxsey and Megos take title

Alex Legos bouldering  © Legos coll.
Alex Legos bouldering  © Legos coll.

Video Megos and Co in Rocklands

Alex Megos on Lucid Dreaming, ~8C, Buttermilks  © Ken Etzel/Rock & Ice
Alex Megos on Lucid Dreaming, ~8C, Buttermilks  © Ken Etzel/Rock & Ice

News [UPDATED with comments]Alex Megos climbs Lucid Dreaming, ~8C

Alexander Megos  © Megos coll.
Alexander Megos  © Megos coll.

News Montecore, ~8C, and Riot act, ~8B/+, by Megos

Alex Megos video  © EpicTV
Alex Megos video  © EpicTV

Video Alex Megos in Céüse

Alex Megos on Sky, ~8B, Rocklands, SA  © Wiz Fineron (video still)
Alex Megos on Sky, ~8B, Rocklands, SA  © Wiz Fineron (video still)

Video Alex Megos goes BIG

Alex Megos on Geocache, ~9, Frankenjura  © Claudia Ziegler
Alex Megos on Geocache, ~9, Frankenjura  © Claudia Ziegler

Updated Geocache, ~9, by Alex Megos

Alex Megos climbing Unjustified, 8c, at Malham  © Nick Brown (Outcrop Films) Video Still
Alex Megos climbing Unjustified, 8c, at Malham  © Nick Brown (Outcrop Films) Video Still

Video One Week with Alex Megos

Alexander Megos  © Megos coll.
Alexander Megos  © Megos coll.

News Biographie, 9a+, 3rd go by Megos

Alex Megos climbing one of the hard technical pitches on Fly, 550m 8c  © Frank Kretschmann
Alex Megos climbing one of the hard technical pitches on Fly, 550m 8c  © Frank Kretschmann

News Alex Megos Frees 'Fly' - 20 Pitch 8c in Switzerland

Alexander Megos on Modified, 9a+, Frankenjura  © Megos coll.
Alexander Megos on Modified, 9a+, Frankenjura  © Megos coll.

News Megos climbs Modified, 9a+

Alexander Megos  © Megos coll.
Alexander Megos  © Megos coll.

News The man that follows Hell, 9a+, in five tries by Megos

Alex Megos  © Jorgos Megos/Frankenjura.com
Alex Megos  © Jorgos Megos/Frankenjura.com

News Megos repeats Action directe, 9a, in two hours

Alexander Megos on Bad Boys for Life, ~8B+, Frankenjura  © Powerhouse/Wiz Fineron (video still)
Alexander Megos on Bad Boys for Life, ~8B+, Frankenjura  © Powerhouse/Wiz Fineron (video still)

Video Alex Megos in Frankenjura

Alex Megos climbing Unjustified, 8c, at Malham  © Nick Brown (Outcrop Films) Video Still
Alex Megos climbing Unjustified, 8c, at Malham  © Nick Brown (Outcrop Films) Video Still

News Alex Megos Climbs Hard UK Sport; 8c & More

Alex Megos on the world class Llyn 8B, Das Pumpenhausen Testpiece  © Pete Robins
Alex Megos on the world class Llyn 8B, Das Pumpenhausen Testpiece  © Pete Robins

Fri Night Vid Alex Megos in Wales - 8B First Ascent

Alexander Megos  © Hannes Huch
Alexander Megos  © Hannes Huch

News More crushing by Megos in Frankenjura

Alex Megos - Fred Nicole Roof - Porth Ysgo  © Pete Robins
Alex Megos - Fred Nicole Roof - Porth Ysgo  © Pete Robins

News Alex Megos Climbs New 8B at Porth Ysgo, Wales

Alexander Megos  © Hannes Huch
Alexander Megos  © Hannes Huch

News Quick repeat of Pantera, 9a, by Megos

Alexander Megos  © Hannes Huch
Alexander Megos  © Hannes Huch

News Corona, 9a+, by Megos

Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Peter Würth
Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Peter Würth

News Classified, 9a+, FA by Alexander Megos

Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Peter Würth
Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Peter Würth

News La Rambla, 9a+, 2nd go by Megos

Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Peter Würth
Alexander Megos on Pure Imagination, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Peter Würth

News Alex Megos Onsights 9a! - Estado Critico at Siurana

Daniel Jung on Raubritter, 8c, Eldorado, Frankenjura  © Jörg Zeidelhack
Daniel Jung on Raubritter, 8c, Eldorado, Frankenjura  © Jörg Zeidelhack

News First(?) 8c flash in Frankenjura


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Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the b...

Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna
Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to hillwalking, the lightweight Ascensionist shell would be a big hit, reckons John McKenna.

The ultimate test for a cam: polished Stoney limestone  © UKC Gear
The ultimate test for a cam: polished Stoney limestone  © UKC Gear

DMM Dragonfly Micro Cams

DMM's long-anticipated entry into the micro cam market was worth the wait, says Theo Moore

You can see the flexion in the forefoot  © UKC Gear
You can see the flexion in the forefoot  © UKC Gear

Tenaya Mundaka

The Mundaka is an extremely soft rock shoe designed to give a close, glove-like fit. They are so soft that they prompt Theo Moore to ask the...

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear
...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot)...

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...


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Patagonia - Shell, Yeah!

Patagonia is the first in the industry to make all shells with recycled materials and sew them all in a Fair Trade Certified factories. That's what is being celebrated with their Shell, Yeah! campaign. The focus is on the achievement - causing les...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

Chris Sharma on Joe Mama, 9a+, Oliana, Spain  © Ricardo Giancola
Chris Sharma on Joe Mama, 9a+, Oliana, Spain  © Ricardo Giancola

Chris Sharma joins Tenaya

Whilst there are a great many 'climbing greats', few are greater than Chris Sharma. Ever since the age of 14 Sharma has been...

Master your mind with MASTERMIND!

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