Alexander Megos frees Perfecto Mundo 9b+ at Margalef
At Margalef in Spain Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+.
Germany’s Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo at Margalef, grading the heinous line of pockets a staggering 9b+ implying therefore that it is one of the hardest sport climbs in the world.
Bolted a few years ago by Chris Sharma, the line caught the attention recently of three of the world’s best, namely Stefano Ghisolfi, Sharma himself and Megos. While all three made impressive progress, it was the 24-year-old who pipped the others to the post earlier today.
Megos claimed the world’s first 9a onsight in 2013 his ascent of Estado Critico at Siurana and in 2015 climbed his first 9b, First Round, First Minute at Margalef. In 2016 he made the first ascent of Fightclub in Canada, grading the line 9b, and with his recent ascent he has raised the bar further still.
Only two other climbers have climbed this hard or harder so far: Adam Ondra (Change, Flatanger 2012, Dura Dura, Oliana 2013, Vasil Vasil, Sloup, Czech Republic, Silence, Flatanger 2017) and Chris Sharma (Dura Dura, Oliana, 2013).
I'm incredibly relieved. This has been an important process in my climbing career and clipping the anchor of "Perfecto Mundo", my first 9b+ as well as getting the FA was an incredible experience. Thank you to @chris_sharma for bolting this thing and the good sessions over the last couple of weeks and big thanks to my good friend @steghiso for belaying me on the send, for being a big source of motivation and a great inspiration to me. And last but not least thank you @ken_etzel for being up there every day with me and capturing all this. @patagonia_climb @patagoniaeurope @patagonia @redbullgermany @goretexeu @tenayaclimbing @sterlingrope @entreprisesclimbing @cafekraft_nuernberg @frictionlabs @fazabrushes @multicamper_adventure #stylefirst #carrotsforpower A post shared by Alexander Megos (@alexandermegos) on