Potential 9c? Alex Megos and Yannick Flohé are working together on one of the toughest open projects in Franconian Switzerland.
Stefano Ghisolfi repeats the legendary 9a route Action Directe, Michael Piccolruaz scores Weisse Rose at the Schleierwasserfall.
This video shows Alexander Megos during a training session shortly before the World Cup, where Megos bouldered his fingers until they bled in the Franconian Jura.
Moritz Welt scores in the Frankenjura on the Corona route first climbed by Markus Bock in 2006. At the time of the first ascent, the finger-heavy and technically demanding 9a+ line was considered the most difficult route in the Frankenjura.
Dylan Chuat's ring ligament injury seems to have healed. The Swiss climber recently subjected his fingers to a real endurance test and, among other things, repeated the Wolfgang Güllich classic Action Directe (9a) in the Franconian Jura.
The Pulp Friction Gym is located in the heart of Franconian Switzerland. Built by Christoph Hanke and his wife Chiara, this training location has achieved cult status over the years and made climbing pro Alex Megos who he is today. A tour of the iconic gym.
The German climber Moritz Welt climbs the line Lazarus (9a +) drilled by Markus Bock in the Frankenjura. For more than a year, the 21-year-old worked on the beta that was right for him for the heavily overhanging route on the Leaning Death.
After five days of planning, Buster Martin had what is probably the most famous route in the Franconian Jura in his pocket. Next to Alexander Megos, he is only the second climber to have climbed both Wolfgang Güllich's Action Directe and Ben Moon's Hubble - two absolute classics, often accompanied by the question of which was the world's first 9a.
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