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Alex Megos Opens Frankenjura’s Hardest Problem at V15

It took the German crusher 10 days to send the 20-year-old project. Watch a video of the climb

Watch the video of German crusher Alex Megos on the first ascent of Upgrade U, a V15 boulder problem in Frankenjura. It’s now the hardest boulder problem at the world famous crag.

The project was scrubbed 20 years ago and climbers in Frankenjura have attempted it countless times. Megos got the tip to try it from a friend once he found it, it took him around 10 days to get the send.

“It takes you ten days to get up, and three seconds to get down,” said Megos. “Bouldering is such a stupid sport.” Megos said he believes that it’s V15 and added: “Yes, it is named after the Beyoncé song.”


Upgrade U V15