Alexander Megos has just flashed Intermezzo XY gelöst 5.14d at Plombergstein near Salzburg, Austria. He said that it’s his first flash of a true 5.14d.
In September 2020, he flashed Underground in Arco and suggested a grade of 5.14c/d or even 5.14c, a drop from the existing 5.14d. It was first climbed in 1998 by Manfred Stuffer and has been climbed over 30 times.
Megos was the third climber to send 5.15c with his route Perfecto Mundo in Spain, and again with his climb Bibliographie in France. He also made the first ascent of Fight Club 5.15b in Canada, and the third ascent of First Round First Minute 5.15b.
Over a number of visits to Canada, Megos 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, watch below.