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#225 Re: Megoswad
October 04, 2016, 09:58:38 pm
So he did. Hard life when 9a, 8c and 8b in a day is old news.

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#226 Re: Megoswad
October 06, 2016, 11:42:06 am
Word on the street is that Megos did Ondra's Los Revolucionarios, 9a on Kalymnos second go some times last week. Apparently he then warmed down with a handful of stuff in the 8b-8c range, but that's old hat.

source: friend who was at the crag with him.

I was at the crag with him that day too. He had done Los Revolucionarios 2nd go before. He was just repeating it for fun. I have to say I was pretty much overawed with how easily he walked up it as a repeat. He'd put the clips in the day before. On the day he just did it. I didn't particularly notice him warming up even. He made a small noise like he was trying a bit once. People stopped watching him as he made it look so trivial. Also crushed the 8c+ next to it (Gora Gora Gutarak I think) in similarly casual fashion the next day. Just looked so easy for him, way way below his limit.

I didn't see but he also did an 8a in his flipflops as a random challenge!

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#227 Re: Megoswad
October 15, 2016, 07:06:31 am
Alex Megos just did the first ascent of “Supercrackinette”, an old project in St. Léger, at 9a+.

Source Pierre Délas /Fanatic climbing

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#228 Re: Megoswad
October 30, 2016, 08:09:53 pm
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMMipfgjdEC/
He's done the Trainspotting project at Gothenburg, 8B+ apparently, seems pretty mild for something well known and amazing looking.

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#229 Re: Megoswad
October 30, 2016, 08:11:55 pm
Looks like grit

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#230 Re: Megoswad
November 11, 2016, 09:40:43 pm
It seems from Instagash he's in the peak - Anyone know what he's been on?

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#231 Re: Megoswad
November 12, 2016, 07:07:51 am
 Surprise entry to Battle of Britain?

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#232 Re: Megoswad
November 12, 2016, 08:39:10 am
It seems from Instagash he's in the peak - Anyone know what he's been on?

He's over for Kendal next week but just came early to train and hang out.

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#233 Re: Megoswad
November 12, 2016, 04:49:10 pm
Surprise entry to Battle of Britain?

Should have picked some lottery numbers too...

https://twitter.com/depotmanchester/status/797414312470056960

Nice photobomb by Dobbin there... :)

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#234 Re: Megoswad
November 13, 2016, 09:57:51 am
I heard he was over to settle a certain score with his wildcard nemesis.

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#235 Re: Megoswad
June 21, 2017, 09:28:33 am
Céüse's Jungle Boogie, 9a+, in three tries.

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#236 Re: Megoswad
June 21, 2017, 11:07:21 am
Céüse's Jungle Boogie, 9a+, in three tries.

Ondra did the FA in 2012 and I thought it was three days, not 3 tries. Or has someone else done it in three tries?

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#237 Re: Megoswad
June 21, 2017, 11:09:35 am
Céüse's Jungle Boogie, 9a+, in three tries.

Ondra did the FA in 2012 and I thought it was three days, not 3 tries. Or has someone else done it in three tries?

Doh! This is Megoswad thread! I understand now. Just a bit slow today

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#238 Re: Megoswad
July 23, 2017, 05:36:12 am
 he's repeated the Finnish Line https://www.instagram.com/p/BW2wbGKBDQq/

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#239 Re: Megoswad
July 23, 2017, 07:14:18 am
is that the longest he has ever spent on any rock climb?

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#240 Re: Megoswad
July 23, 2017, 08:57:08 am
is that the longest he has ever spent on any rock climb?



Lucid dreaming took him 11 days, in the video of it he says that was his longest project with the second longest he'd spent being 6 days. Will be good viewing when he gets drawn in by something even harder.

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#241 Re: Megoswad
July 23, 2017, 09:50:03 am
I think he's on 3 days and counting for The Joker.

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#242 Re: Megoswad
July 25, 2017, 07:17:04 pm
Having stood underneath the 'Finnish Line' a few weeks back I'm seriously impressed at this. Top class from Nalle to have the vision to do something so mind bending in the first place but also fairplay to Megos for having the giant Kahunas needed to go and try such a line!

P.S. I am yet to see a picture which even half does the line some justice yet. Think Careless Torque at 30 degrees overhanging with another 2 metres added on the top and a total dogshit, slopping tree platform landing. Only thing I've ever seen which I literally cant comprehend anyone climbing!

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#243 Re: Megoswad
July 28, 2017, 08:17:49 am
Yeah it's a seriously impressive piece of rock! I'm a bit disappointed nobodies taken a more landscape-y shot of it because it's hugely aesthetic.

This is a shitty shot I got whip wandering around looking at other stuff, it starts just behind the tree  https://imgur.com/gallery/nVSvf

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#244 Re: Megoswad
August 03, 2017, 12:58:57 pm

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#245 Re: Megoswad
September 09, 2017, 10:37:08 am
Twelve routes 8c or harder in 8 days (and two 8b+ and a training session indoors apparently). Among them four 9as: Speed Integral, Im Reich des Shogun, Coup de Grace and Sid Lives.

Eric Talmadge worked Im Reich des Shogun took on and off for thirteen years before climbing it in year 2000, since then it's only been repeated by Adam Ondra and now Alex Megos.

https://planetgrimpe.com/2017/09/une-semaine-de-folie-pour-alex-megos/

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#246 Re: Megoswad
November 03, 2017, 09:54:25 am
8c+ flash, is that news nowadays?

According to Fanatic Climbing, Megos flashed Capricorn, the hardest route at Leonidas. Capricorn is a 12 meters Killian Fischhuber route originally graded 9a but recently downgraded to 8c+ when a better method was found.

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#247 Re: Megoswad
April 19, 2018, 09:25:32 pm
He's nipped in for a quick repeat of Era Vella according to fanatic climbing on facebook.

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#248 Re: Megoswad
May 09, 2018, 05:35:01 pm
Has done Perfecto Mundo, Margalef mega project.

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#249 Re: Megoswad
May 09, 2018, 09:16:31 pm

 

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