Alex Megos reported on Instagram that he sent Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in New Hampshire on his third attempt. The steep and hard route was first climbed in 1998 by Dave Graham at 5.14. After holds broke, Vasya Vorontnikov climbed it at 5.15.
Wow! 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! 😊 Still got a few more days here now to get more climbing in with @dickikorb and @melissaleneve! @redbullgermany @patagonia_climb @dmm_wales @tenayaclimbing @sterlingrope @entreprisesclimbing @cafekraft_nuernberg @vertical.life.climbing @frictionlabs #carrotsforpower #stylefirst Pic by @melissaleneve. Me on “Jaws 2” 5.15a
Daniel Woods then climbed it in 2010, followed by Mike Foley the following year, who both confirmed it at 5.15. In 2016, Megos established Canada’s first 5.15 with his climb of Fight Club 5.15b at Ravens Crag in Banff. Evan Hau established Honour and Glory 5.15 as the second of the grade in 2017 at The Coliseum.
Watch Paul Robinson make the fifth ascent of Jaws II in the video below.