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Alex Megos Sends Multi-Year Project Bibliographie, Suggests 5.15d

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Alex Megos announced on Instagram that he has redpointed his multi-year project, Bibliographie in Céüse, France. Megos has proposed 9c [5.15d], making it the world’s second route of the grade after Adam Ondra’s Silence. “Considering the fact, that Perfecto Mundo (9b+, 5.15c) has taken me 16 days of effort, Bibliographie with around 60 days and more specific training felt a lot harder,” he wrote.

Bibliographie is located just to the right of Chris Sharma’s iconic Biography, which was considered the world’s first 5.15a at the time of the first ascent. Ethan Pringle bolted Bibliographie in 2009. The route follows 35 meters of overhung rock, according to the French website Fanatic Climbing. 

Megos can be seen climbing on the project in the beginning of the film Rotpunkt. Bibliographie starts at :35 in the video below.

In the film’s opening monologue he discusses his mental challenges regarding the line:

Megos redpointed the route on the last day of this trip, after falling low on the route on a previous attempt. It was the infamous ‘one last go,” he wrote. He described the send on Instagram:

To celebrate his accomplishment, Megos ordered a stack of pizzas at the nearby Le Crux Pizzas. A video of his ascent is forthcoming.

Alex Megos is one of the most accomplished sport climbers of all time. Prior to this ascent, he completed the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo (5.15c) in 2018. He is the only climber besides Adam Ondra to complete a 5.15c first ascent. In 2013, he completed the first-ever onsight of a 9a [5.14d] route with Estado Critico. In 2015, he climbed his first 5.15b with First Round, First Minute. Recently he completed the first ascent of Upgrade U (V15), the hardest boulder problem in Germany’s Frankenjura. He estimates that he has climbed over 1,000 routes that are 8a [5.13b] or harder.