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

by Björn Pohl - UKC 12/Oct/2017
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Alex Megos on Jaws II, 9a+, Rumney, NH, 145 kb
Alex Megos on Jaws II, 9a+, Rumney, NH
© Mélissa Le Nevé
Alex Megos has made quick repeats of Vasya Vorotnikov's Jaws II, 9a+, as well as Livin' Astro and Livin' Astro glide, both 8c+, at Rumney, New Hampshire.

After his second place at the Bloc Shop Open in Montreal, Alex headed to Rumney. I don't think he's been back since his classic 2013 US trip, where he climbed 135 8a/8A's or above in 121 days including Dave Graham's boulder/route The Fly, 9a, at the very same spot.

Regarding his repeat of Jaws II, he comments on Instagram.

That went a bit faster than expected! I checked it out twice and didn't really find any beta that seemed to work although I tried about 5 different possibilities. And next go I just did it with one of the betas?!

Surprised but also happy about it!

The following day he did both Livin' Astro and Livin Astro glide, the latter of which I think is supposed to be slightly harder.

Photo by Mélissa Le Nevé

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