Alexander Megos repeats legendary Action Directe in 2 hours
On 3 May 2014 Alexander Megos repeated Action Direct, Wolfgang Güllich's 9a in the Frankenjura, Germany, in a mere 2 hours.
Superb news comes from Germany's Frankenjura where, yesterday afternoon, 20-year-old Alexander Megos managed to repeat Action Directe. A redpoint of the world's first 9a is already important news in its own right and what renders it even more interesting is the fact that Megos needed just a few attempts and two hours to repeat the line. For the man who succeeded in the world's first 9a onsight - Estado Critico at Siurana last year – repeating the 1991 testpiece put up by Wolfgang Güllich is a truly important moment, so much so that he describes it as his "best climbing day ever yesterday!"
More information and interview to follow shortly.
ALEXANDER MEGOS FRANKENJURA TICKLIST
05/05/2009 Drive by Shooting 10+/11- (8c), 3 go, (first 8c)
29/05/2009 Pain makes me feel stronger every day 11-/11 (8c+), 2 go, (first 8c+)
07/09/2009 Drecksteil 10 (8b), flash
25/04/2010 Wallstreet 11- (8c/8c+), 5 go
07/06/2011 Shangri-La 11-/11 (8c+), 7 go
10/08/2011 Raubritter 11- (8c), Flash
22/09/2011 Infinity 11-/11 (8c+), 2 go
01/11/2011 Planets collide 11-/11 (8c+), 3 go
01/05/2012 Roofwarrior 10+/11- (8c), Flash
02/06/2012 Masters of the Universe 11-/11 (8c+), 2 go
13/06/2012 Hattori Hanzo 11-/11 (8c+), 2 go,
26/04/2013 Classified 11+ (9a+), 3 go (first first ascent)
03/05/2014 Action Directe 11 (9a)