Home page Planetmountain.com
Alexander Megos flashing Tiger Cat (33, 8c), Elphinstone, Blue Mountains, Australia
Photo by Nick Fletcher

Alexander Megos climbs Australia's second 9a

di

Alexander Megos from Germany has made the first ascent of Schweinebaumeln 9a at the Elphinstone, Blue Mountains, Australia

Germany’s Alexander Megos is currently on tour in Australia where, after having made the first ascent of the continent’s first 9a (35) in 2013, he has now doubled his takings with the first ascent of Schweinebaumeln at the Elphinstone in the Blue Mountains.

Bolted by Lee Cossey, this 35m line was just one of the many difficult new projects at this outstanding crag that hit the international limelight at the start of 2015 when local climber Monique Forestier repeated the highly technical 8c Tiger Cat.

Megos is evidently on great form: he managed to flash Tiger Cat prior to sending Schweinebaumeln after five attempts on his second day. And before visiting Australia he had stopped off in Japan where he made short work of the 8C boulder problem Kanoto and repeated Flat Mountain, the 9a/+ put up by Yuji Hirayama in 2003.

Share


SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

EXPO / Products
EXPO / Company News
Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
NEWSLETTER

Subscriber to receive the weekly newsletter with all the latest news from planetmountain.com

CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments Ice
  • Distensione
    Via sportiva molto bella, dalla linea logica, in ambiente su ...
    2017-09-14 / Michele Lucchini
  • L'uomo Volante
    Il 10 giugno 2017, insieme all'amico Michele, decidiamo di r ...
    2017-07-12 / Enrico Maioni
  • Gallo George
    Il 16 luglio 2016, invogliati dalla relazione, ci siamo avve ...
    2017-07-12 / Enrico Maioni
  • All-in
    Francesco Salvaterra e Filippo Mosca 27 gennaio 2017, probab ...
    2017-02-02 / Francesco Salvaterra