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Megos Finishes La Rambla (5.15a) Second Try

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3/30/13 – Barely a week after his historic 5.14d onsight of Estado crítico, 19-year-old Alex Megos has climbed La Rambla (5.15a), his first of the grade, in Siurana, Spain. This route was the German climber’s original objective, but when he didn’t have enough beta to give it a shot, he hopped on Estado crítico instead. He finished La Rambla on his second try.

Ramón Julián Puigblanque first climbed La Rambla in 2003, and it’s seen repeats by Edu Marín, Chris Sharma, Patxi Usobiaga, Adam Ondra, Sachi Amma and, most recently, Felix Neumärker. Neumärker, a fellow German, has been climbing with Megos in Siurana. Megos’ first try on La Rambla was a flash attempt with beta from Neumärker; he fell only a couple moves from the top. He promptly sent next go, marking the fastest ascent this route has seen.

Date of ascent: March 29, 2013

Source: Dani Fuertes