Alexander Megos has repeated Markus Bock's Corona, 9a+, at Schneiderloch, Frankenjura.
Alexander's ascent was the third, after Bock (2006) and Adam Ondra (2009), and also his third of the grade after La Rambla original and his own Classified.
Corona is not very long, only ~18 meters but in typical Frankenjura fashion, very fingery and technical.
According to Frankenjura.com, he needed a total of three days and around 10 tries. He checked it out one hand a half years ago, worked the moves last Thursday and then redpointed it after one restday. It's rather obvious he is no where near his limit as, afterwards, he climbed the route again during a photo shoot.
Alex Megos is sponsored by DMM
This week's Friday Night Video follows Irish climber David Fitzgerald on Voyager Sit Start 8B+ at Burbage North. After sending... Read more
14 year old Emily Phillips from Cardiff placed 3rd in the IFSC European Youth Cup (Bouldering) in Soure, Portugal last... Read more
Christof Rauch has made the first ascent of Carinthian Dreams, ~8C, in Kärnten, southern Austria. This was his third of the... Read more
Back in August 2016, Alex Megos made the first ascent of Fight Club, 9b, in Banff National Park, near Canmore, Canada. Now there... Read more
Alex Megos has made the first ascent of Pasito a Pasito, 9a, in Chile's Valle de los Condores. This is the first 9a in... Read more
Dai Koyamada is back in Frankenjura after eight years of absence. Now 40 years old, he seems as strong as ever and has already... Read more