Alex Megos


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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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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

The third IFSC Lead World Cup round of 2018 took place in Briançon, France last weekend. Team GB's Jim Pope qualified for semi-finals and placed 25th. Will Bosi narrowly missed out on semis in 27th place.

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 has made the first ascent of Perfecto mundo, 9b+, at Margalef, Spain.

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 has made the second ascent of Nalle Hukkataivals The Finnish line at the Coop in Rocklands, South Africa.

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 has had a good year. Again. To name a few of his feats, he made the FA of Fightclub, 9b, flashed The Path, 8b+ trad, repeated...

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

Alex Megos has made the third ascent of Paul Robinson's Lucid Dreaming, ~8C, on the Grandpa Peabody...

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

News First(?) 8c flash in Frankenjura


Latest Reviews for Alex's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 female-specific models here.

Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear
Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear

Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we came to an easy consensus on our favourites.

Giving the Duettos a spin on Golden Mile, Chee Tor  © Stephen Horne
Giving the Duettos a spin on Golden Mile, Chee Tor  © Stephen Horne

Sterling Evolution Duetto Rope

With the 8.4mm Duetto, Duncan Campbell thinks he's found his ideal all-round trad half rope

Cold mornings at the Buttermilks, Bishop CA  © Penny Orr
Cold mornings at the Buttermilks, Bishop CA  © Penny Orr

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

Patagonia have something of a reputation when it comes to creating cult classics, and the Nano Puff is one of them. So how does its...

How many is too many?  © Penny Orr
How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger,...

Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear
Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear

Technical Ice Axes

Whether it's for Scottish mixed, Continental ice or drytooling, a pair of technical axes are your key weapons. In this comparison review...

Rob Greenwood counteracting the benefits of Moffatt's Mastermind with Taylor's Port  © Penny Orr
Rob Greenwood counteracting the benefits of Moffatt's Mastermind with Taylor's Port  © Penny Orr

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From biography and photography to guidebooks galore, lovers of mountain books have had plenty to celebrate over the last...


Latest News from Alex's Sponsors

Annoucements direct from manufacturers

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 gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really...

Master your mind with MASTERMIND!

"The brain is the most important muscle for climbing." (W. Güllich) Utilising the power of your mind will make the most of your existing strength, techniques and ability to perform under pressure not just in climbing, but in all sport. The british...

Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM
Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM

DMM Ice Axe Range

For winter 2018/19 the tried and tested range of DMM ice axes has been updated with new colourways and laser markings. DMM tools are engineered for strength and reliability so they won't let you down when it really counts. The range consists of five tools.

MASTERMIND - Mental training for climbers

The famous Wolfgang Güllich once said: "The brain is the most important muscle for climbing." Utilizing the power...

Micro Puff Jacket  © Patagonia
Micro Puff Jacket  © Patagonia

Introducing The Patagonia Micro Puff™ Collection

The Micro Puff™ Collection was created for days when you need one piece of insulation to do it...

Outside Crag Clean Up 2018  © Outside
Outside Crag Clean Up 2018  © Outside

Outside Crag Clean Up 2018

It's that time of year again! Let's all go out and give our crags, hills and woods a spring clean (yeah alright, we know it's...

PerfectO Colour Pack  © DMM
PerfectO Colour Pack  © DMM

DMM PerfectO

The latest carabiner to come off DMM's hot forges is the PerfectO. Its compact profile has been made possible using a new extra short gate but...