Watch Alexander Megos Tag the First Ascent of ‘The Journey’ 5.15b

If you’re on the journey to climb the hardest route in Margalef, Spain — well, ‘The Journey’ is a big piece of it.

Alexander Megos has climbed better than anyone else in the Spanish conglomerate epicenter of Margalef for the past several years.

No, I mean it. In 2018, Megos established the area’s hardest route, “Perfecto Mundo,” at 9b+/5.15c. This October, he roared back to Margalef’s yawning popcorn roofs to wrestle down “The Journey,” 5.15b, perhaps its second-hardest climb.

Get up to speed on the story in our full article. Watch the saga above.

Runtime: 22 minutes

Alex Megos; (photo/filmmaker Ken Etzel)
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Sam Anderson

By Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He’s had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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