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Date of birth: August 12, 1993

Current Residence: Erlangen, Germany

Height: 5 ft 8 in 

Weight: 126 lbs

Profession: Rock Climber ( Bouldering & Lead )

Highest Grade: : Redpoint: 9b+ ( 5.15c) 

                                   On-sight: 9a (5.14d)

Hardest Boulder: 8c ( V15)

About : Alex is the first climber to onsight 9a ( 5.14d) and the third to redpoint 9b+ ( 5.15c ). He is also the second person to establish a second 9c/5.15d Bibliographie. Alex has recently qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympics.


"There is no too short, too tall, too heavy, too warm, too wet or too humid. There is just one excuse: too weak. "

Margo Hayes

Alex Megos flashes "Intermezzo XY gelöst"  9a/ 5.14d  at Plombergstein in Austria during a three day visit.

Alex Megos sends three 8b's in his recent trip to Brione.

Alex Megos sends "Royal Flush" 8b+ in Frankejura

Alex Megos making the ascent of "Cadafist" 9a+ in St. Leger

Training Regimen of Alex Megos - Bouldering motivation. A video courtesy of Climbto.

After two day of working it, Alex Megos establishes the First Ascent of "Et pour quelque degaines de plus " 9a+/5.15a. 

Alex Megos captures First Ascent of Upgrade U 8C. Various climbers attempted the boulder unsuccessfully. It took Alex 10 days to send with a lot of beta changes until the last day. It is the hardest problem in Frankejura at the moment.

An incredible achievement by Alex Megos completing his 3 year project "Bibliographie " 9C/5.15d in Ceuse, France. It's only the second route ever climbed at this grade.

Watch Alex Megos send "Fight Club", Canada’s first 5.15. The hard route is found at Ravens Crag in Banff National Park. The first bolts on the steep prow were added in the early 1990s by Peter Arbic. When Megos visited Canada for his first time, he and Sonnie Trotter visited the still-project line and Trotter added bolts to the top to create a complete route.   After many days of projecting, Megos sent it at 5.15b. It was the longest time he had ever spent on a project and a number of top climbers seem interested in attempting it in the summer of 2017.

Rotpunkt reveals the history of Redpoint climbing featuring Alex Megos. The film documents the history, advent, and agony on the art of redpointing

Alex Megos makes the third ascent of "Lucid Dreaming". This has been his hardest and longest project to date, taking him 11 days to send.



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