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Alex Megos Climbs New 5.15b in France

The old project went down in two days after Megos stood on his first podium of the World Cup season. He's now off to the European Championships

Alex Megos France

Alex Megos has made the first ascent of Rastaman Vibrations at Céüse. He gave the 35-metre route 5.15b and sent it shortly after winning bronze at the Briancon World Cup.

After returning to the project after the comp, he sent on his second day. “First day back on the route felt really good and already on the second day of this trip I had the perfect send go,” said Megos. “Rastaman is one of those mythical routes for me.”

Rastaman Vibrations was bolted by Chris Sharma and had been tried by several climbers, Megos first attempted last year. Also in 2021, he flashed Intermezzo XY Gelöst 5.14d in Austria, and competed in the Tokyo Olympics.

Over a number of visits to Canada, Megos established Canada’s first 5.15, flashed The Path 5.14R, onsighted The Shining 5.13+ 15 pitches on Mount Louis and made the fourth ascent, in a day, of Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish. In Ontario, he made the first ascents of two V12s at the Niagara Glen.