Alex Megos Establishes Fightclub – Canada’s First 5.15
Alex Megos makes the first ascent of Fightclub (5.15b) at Ravens Crag, near Banff, Canada—the country’s first 5.15, and North and South America’s second 5.15b.
First Round, First Minute in Margalef, Spain.
He redpointed First Round, First Minute, another Sharma route, for its third ascent on December 31, 2015—on his “last go of the year.”
Earlier in his Canadian climbing tear,
Megos sent three 5.14 classics back-to-back: Bunda de Fora (5.14d) in three tries, Kinder Surprise (5.14c) in two tries, and the
first ascent of Full Nelson (5.14d) on his third try. Megos redpointed Existence Mundane (5.14b), Prime Time (5.14c), and
Shine (5.14b)—all in two tries—and flashed Endless Summer (5.13d). He climbed Iron Butterfly (5.14c/d) at Planet-X
on his third attempt.
Three was the most number of attempts Megos took to send an unclimbed project or Canadian test-piece prior to Fightclub. And he still has two
weeks left in the country.
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