Alex Megos has had a fantastic year at crags around the world. He recently wrapped up a week-long trip where he ticked some of the classic hard routes in Switzerland.
YES!!! Day 4 of the @redbullswitzerland trip is over and it's been one of the most successful days so far! I heard about the route "Im Reich des Shogun" already many years ago. It seemed like a myth to me. Nobody knew nicht about it, the first ascender apparently worked on the route over a period of 13 years. All I knew about it was the famous cross over move from an undercling which I've seen on a picture once. And here I am. Despite rainy weather I did the 3rd repeat today in my 3rd try! One of the coolest routes I've ever climbed! Thanks Eric for being there today and giving me beta! @redbullgermany @patagonia_climb @dmm_wales @tenayaclimbing @sterlingrope @entreprisesclimbing @cafekraft_nuernberg @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @multicamper_adventure Pic: Thomas 'Balli' Ballenberger
The climbers’ site 8a.nu broke down the first half of his trip as such: day one he sent Speed 5.14c on his second go, day two he climbed Ravage 5.14b, Enfant de Boheme 5.14b and L’appel de la foret 5.14b on second goes and day three he climbed Im Reich des Shogun 5.14d on his second go.
For the second half of his week, Megos climbed Les temps difficiles 5.14c, Rammstein 5.14b and two other 5.14s on his fifth day, day six he got Coup de Grace 5.14d on his second go and on day seven he ticked Deus Irae 5.14c on his second go.
The following day, he climbed Sid Lives 5.14d and Bucking Bronco 5.14c. Earlier this year he made the first ascent of Clash of the Titans 5.15a at Gotterwandl in Tirol, Austria, and made the first ascent of Chile’s first 5.14d he called Pasito a Pasito.
WOW! What a week! Today was the last day of my @redbullswitzerland trip! I climbed 6 days straight, visited 3 totally different areas and climbed with "Coup de grâce" 9a my 3rd 9a this week! Couldn't have wished for any better last day of this trip! Thanks a million times Patrick, Balli, Moni, @cinemargot and @wandelersimon! @redbullgermany @patagonia_climb @dmm_wales @tenayaclimbing @sterlingrope @entreprisesclimbing @cafekraft_nuernberg @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs @multicamper_adventure