posted by dpm on 07/08/2013
German phenom Alex Megos has added another world class testpiece to his ticklist with a fast ascent of The Wheel of Life (V15) in the Grampians' Hollow Mountain Cave. Australian climbing news source Vertical Life reports that Megos first visited the cave last week and ran three laps on Cave Rave (V13), a section of the massive link-up Wheel of Life. He came back for a second session and finished the full Wheel of Life on his third try during his 2nd day in the cave. Likely the fastest ascent of the boulder problem yet, Megos -famous for claiming the world's first 9a onsight- has proven once again that he's one of the world's strongest climbers and holds a promising future.
Alex Megos on the Wheel of Life. Photo: Oliver Miller/Vertical Life Click the image for some great video of James Kassay climbing a more direct, and harder, finish to the Wheel of Life.