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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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News posts and Articles featuring Alex

The Ticklist #40 - Ghisolfi talks Bibliographie, Hard Bouldering, Trad and Multi-Pitch

In this week's Ticklist, we have an eclectic mix of sport, trad, bouldering, and a desperate alpine multi-pitch...

Newsflash Stefano Ghisolfi ticks Alex Megos' Bibliographie (9c)

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has made the second ascent of Alex Megos' Bibliographie, the world's second 9c. He is the third climber to reach the grade after Adam Ondra and Megos.

News IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup Villars 2021

Another round of the IFSC World Cup took place in Villars, Switzerland, over the weekend with climbers competing in Lead and Speed. With the Tokyo games just around the corner, it was an opportunity for Olympic climbers to finesse their comp...

The Ticklist #27 Megos, Bridges and Hard Sport

A mix of ticks, unusual news, interesting tidbits and remastered classics...

The Ticklist #22 - New Scottish Winter Climbs and Bouldering Repeats

This week's Ticklist features some hard new Scottish Winter lines, repeats of difficult...

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the...

Video Alex Megos Climbs Bibliographie - f9c

Back in August 2020, news spread around the world that Alex Megos had climbed his hardest route yet. He had spent...

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

Interview Alex Megos on Bibliographie 9c

Newsflash Alex Megos climbs 9c project at Ceuse

The Ticklist #1 - Ascents from around the world

News RAB CWIF Semi Final Result and Final Livestream

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

Video Alex Megos - Rotpunkt Trailer

News IFSC World Championships Hachioji: Combined Final Report

News IFSC Lead World Championships: Hachioji - Report

News IFSC Lead World Cup Briançon 2018: Report

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

News Alex Megos flashes Capricorn, 8c+

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

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

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

News TCT, second 9a onsight by Alex Megos

News First 9a in Chile by Alex Megos

News Alex Megos repeats Becoming, 9a+

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

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

News The Path 5.14aR trad, FLASH by Alex Megos

News Fightclub, 9b, FA by Alex Megos

News Alex Megos repeats Northern lights, 9a

Video Alex Megos - Uppsala bouldering

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

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

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

News Dr Best, 8c, flash by Alex Megos

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

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

News Schweinebaumeln, 9a FA for Megos in Australia

News Multiple ascents by Megos in Australia

News Orochi, ~8C, by Alex Megos

Cwif 2015 Coxsey and Megos take title

Video Megos and Co in Rocklands

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

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

Updated Geocache, ~9, by Alex Megos

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

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

News Megos climbs Modified, 9a+

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

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

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

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

News More crushing by Megos in Frankenjura

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

News Quick repeat of Pantera, 9a, by Megos

News Classified, 9a+, FA by Alexander Megos

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

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

News First(?) 8c flash in Frankenjura

Latest Reviews for Alex's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Tenaya Mastia

The Mastia is a good all-round performance rock shoe with a varied focus, says Rob Greenwood, ranging from overhanging sport to bouldering on rock types which require that little bit of extra sensitivity.

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfort,...

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings,...

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to...

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five...


Last winter Petzl brought out a revamped range of technical axes. We covered the NOMIC and ERGONOMIC back in March, but a broken leg put our review of...

Latest News from Alex's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

Tenaya Mastia

When we conceived the new Mastia we wanted not only to create an aggressively curved shoe that delivered maximum power for standing on tiny holds, but also one which provided unrivalled responsiveness in all situations. More powerful, more responsive, this is the essence...

The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern for...

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...

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 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...

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple...

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