Alex Megos has made the first ascent of Clash of the Titans 5.15a at Gotterwandl in Tirol, Austria.

Megos said on social media, “Happy that I got in some climbing yesterday at Götterwandl in Nassereith. And even more happy that the day ended with the FA of Clash of the Titans 9a+!”

On the climber’s site 8a.nu, Megos is reported noting, “I feel certain that this route is f9a+ [5.15a]. The route consists of two distinct sections, the first part is around f8b+ /f8c [5.14-] and leads to a poor rest that was enough for me to take a moment to shake out.

“This is then followed by the crux. The sequence involved around 10 moves of consistent font 8a+/V12 climbing. The moves are powerful and the holds are small. The crux finishes with a throw from an undercling to hit the top crimp and then there is easy climbing to the top.”

A few days ago, Megos made the first ascent of Riss Kant Direct 5.14b in the same area. Megos will continue his European road trip this week.


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