On March 24, 2013, a murmur went through the climbing world when the then 19-year-old Alex Megos managed the world's first onsight ascent of a 9a climbing route with Estado Critico. An achievement that not only made the Franconian famous all of a sudden, but also shaped his path as a climber.
It's a situation that's almost unimaginable today: a climber is writing climbing history and nobody's shooting at it. This happened exactly ten years ago today to the day. In spanish siurana climbs the aspiring Alex Megos the 9a route Estado Critico onsight. Footage of this historical onsight ascent does not exist. That's why Alex Megos looks back on this event in the following video, which significantly influenced his career as a climber.
Video: Everything you always wanted to know about Megos' onsight ascent of Estado Critico
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Credits: Cover picture Ray Demsky / Red Bull Content Pool