During a short stay at the foot of Mont Ventoux, Alexander Megos scored numerous routes and opened a new 9a + line: Et pour quelques dégaines de plus.
In the recent past we have been receiving news from the climbing area St-Léger in southern France again and again. The reasons for this are the high density of difficult routes and the ideal climate. This combination regularly attracts strong climbers.
Incidentally, St-Léger is the place where Julia Chanourdie was the first French woman to score a route with grade 9a +. Almost exactly a year ago, she managed to climb the route that Alexander Megos first started in October 2016.
Julia Chanourdie during the ascent of Super Crackinette (9a +)
And that brings us to Alexander Megos. The German went to France for seven days to put an end to old projects.
The balance of his stay is impressive: six routes in the top eighth French degree and two routes in the ninth degree. The route Et pour quelques dégaines de plus (9a +) is actually Alex's first ascent. The route was set up by the tireless developer Quentin Chastagnier, but never scored.
The complete ticklist of Alexander Megos
- Les petits chefs des néant (8c)
- Tour of the Patron (8c)
- L'étrave (8c)
- Rêve de Poutre (8c / +)
- Crackinette (8c +)
- La Ligne Claire (8c +)
- La Castagne (9a / +)
- Cadafist (9a / +)
- Et pour quelques dégaines de plus (9a + FA)
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Credits: Cover picture Jan Novak Photography