Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading climbers and on his recent visit to Chile sent the country’s first 5.14d. South America has a number of 5.14c and 5.14d routes. In 2016, fellow German climber Pirmin Bertle sent a new 5.14d in Argentina.
Woooop!!! What a cool rock trip here in Chile to Valle de los Condores the past 2 days! After 2 days of work I managed to do the FA of "Pasito a Pasito", Chile's and maybe even South Americas first 9a! Super excited! Finally after 4 months off because of my finger injury I felt like I was climbing again for the first time without constantly thinking about my finger! It's still not great yet but getting there! @redbulladventure @redbullgermany @patagonia_climb @dmm_wales @tenayaclimbing @sterlingrope @entreprisesclimbing @cafekraft_nuernberg @vertical.life.climbing Pic @nicogantz
Megos has spent the past four months recovering from a bad finger injury. The serious digit pain has not stopped him from winning two major competitions, Master de Boulder in Chile and Climbing Works International Festival in the U.K.
In 2016, Megos sent Canada’s first 5.15 after climbing Fightclub at Raven’s Crag in Banff National Park. In 2013, Megos established Australia’s first 5.14d with a send of Retired Extremely Dangerous.