The route The Last Dance, set up by Julian Söhnlein and Alexander Megos, was destroyed a few days later after the first redpoint ascent by Alexander Megos. It is now known who removed the route. The latest episode of Actiontalk and LACRUX's BETA news show is dedicated to the German climbing area Frankenjura. Our program focuses not only on the conflict between Alex Megos, Markus Bock and Michael Ordnung, but also on the Frankenjura legend Kurt Albert.
The BETA news show is presented by Bächli Bergsport and Mammut
The climbing area Frankenjura has always been a focal point in climbing history and thus also a place of controversy. XNUMX Kurt Albert formulated first his idea of the red point and thus laid the foundation for climbing today. But he also caused displeasure.
As groundbreaking as his work for free climbing was - not all climbers of the 80s were pleased. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Albert's death, we look back on the charismatic figure.
Do today's generation of climbers still know what rotpunkt means and who Kurt Albert is?
In the meantime, his vision of free climbing has long since established itself, and climbing has developed into a popular sport. It makes us wonder: do people in todays climbing gyms even know who Kurt Albert is? What exactly is "red point"? We go for votes, but also talk to Tom Dauer, the author of the recently published Kurt Albert biography.
In Frankenjura the tatters are flying - climbing route of Megos got removed
It is the topic of the hour! Two weeks ago, Alex Megos announced that a new tour he had first climbed in the Frankenjura (bolted by Julian Söhnlein ), has been removed by strangers.
Markus Bock and Michael Ordnung criticize Alex Megos' route
We also spoke with the Frankenjura legend Markus Bock who takes the opposite position in the dispute Megos one. A war is raging between the two on Instagram, it's something between childish and threatening. We asked what this was all about.
And last but not least: Another exclusive interview is waiting for you - with none other than the man who took out the new tour for Megos and Söhnlein himself.
NewscShow BETA - Episode 3
Bringing light into the darkness
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