Top climber Alex Megos, who opened the first 5.15 in Canada in 2016 with Fight Club 5.15b in Banff, has reportedly completed his mega project called Bibliographie in Ceuse, France.
Fanatic Climbing, Planet Grimpe and 8a.nu have all reported the send, but there’s been no word from Megos himself yet. Eddie Fowke of The Circuit Climbing, one of the most “in the know” European climbing photographers has commented on the first ascent below.
Much like after Fight Club, of which Megos took a day or two to announce his send of, he seems to be taking his time making the official announcement.
Many top climbers are suggesting it could be the world’s second 5.15d or harder because of the many years it took Megos to send. It’s all speculation until Megos confirms a grade.
The 26-year-old Olympic-qualified German has sent many hard sport routes including Perfecto Mundo 5.15c, First Round First Minute 5.15b and over a dozen 5.15a lines many being first ascents. This May, he made the first ascent of Upgrade U, the hardest boulder in Frankenjura at V15.
Watch raw footage of Megos making the first ascent of Fight Club in a shaky clip from Gripped’s editor below.
Stay tuned for more information.
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How hard is hard? News is coming out through @planetgrimpe and others that @alexandermegos has just completed his long term project Bibliographie in Ceuse, France! Although there's been no mention of grades yet (that I've seen) from Alex, it's believed really freaking hard would be about right. Definitely in the 9b/c range, and a contender for world's hardest line. After all, Alex did the classic 9a Biographie in just a few attempts, whereas he's been working Bibliographie on and off for years 😳 #thecircuitclimbing #thecircuitclimbingishere #climbing #ifscofficialphotographer