Oliver Miller/Vertical Life Mag” />German rock-climbing superstar Alex Megos continues to dominate, establishing a new route/boulder problem in the Hollow Mountain Cave in Australia’s Grampians National Park. The new route, which Megos has called Wheelchair, begins the same as world-famous boulder problem Wheel of Life but climbs parts of two other established climbs, Stimulation (V13) and Silverchair (V5), as well. According to the report on verticallifemag.com, Megos has struggled suggesting a grade for the route, stating “it’s not possible to give it a boulder grade, although it’s more a boulder then the Wheel of Life.” Megos settled on calling the route 9a+ (5.15a) because he feels it is harder than Wheel of Life, which is usually rated 5.14d.
Twenty-year-old Megos has proven himself as one of the strongest climbers in the world, successfully climbing the original Wheel of Life in just two sessions, establishing the first 5.14d sport climb in Australia with Retired Extremely Dangerous, and becoming the first person in climbing history to onsight 5.14d. Megos is a Patagonia ambassador and has been climbing since he was five years old and winning competitions almost as long.