Keyword: Frankenjura

Philipp Gassner climbs Action Directe (9a) - video

On April 24, 2021, Philipp Gassner climbed the legendary 9a route Action Directe. This video shows his ascent.

First ascent: Alexander Megos climbs Hello Kitty (9a +)

Alexander Megos climbs a new line at the Schneiderloch in the Franconian Jura, Hello Kitty, and rates the tour with a 9a +.

Jan Hojer and Yannick Flohé devalue Bock-Route Working Class

The two German competition athletes Jan Hojer and Yannick Flohé climbed the 9a-Route Working Class within a single day. Both devalue the route to 8c +.

This is what Alex Megos says about the dispute over the title "First 9a in the world"

Is Action Directe the world's first 9a, or is it Hubble? Does history have to be rewritten? We spoke to Alexander Megos.

Alex Megos flashes 8b-Boulder Kalokagathia

The German professional climber Alexander Megos succeeds in the flash ascent of the endurance boulder Kalokagathia (8b) in the Franconian Jura.

Kurt Albert: red dot inventor, climbing pioneer & lateral thinker [biography]

Kurt Albert was one of the greatest climbers of all time. A biography was published on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death.

Conflict in Frankenjura - Alex Megos and Markus Bock declare war to each other

Conflict in the Franconian Jura. Alexander Megos and Markus Bock declare war. It is now known who removed The Last Dance route.

Alexander Megos and Julian Söhnlein's route in Frankenjura got destroyed

The adhesive hooks of the route The Last Dance (8c +) have been removed by strangers. Alexander Megos sharply criticizes the action.


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For once, Schubert upgrades instead of depreciating Clash of the Titans (9b)

Jakob Schubert repeated Clash of the Titans (9a+). Now, after some reflection, he suggests upgrading the route to 9b.

Simon Gietl: “Being able to climb something like that at the beginning of November is like a birthday and Christmas together.”

After an impressive first ice ascent: Simon Gietl about unexpected surprises on the first ascent, style discussions and early ice.

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Professional climber and alpinist Alexander Huber climbs free solo on the famous 150-meter rock needle near Cala Goloritzé in Sardinia.

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