Alex Megos: Hubble!
Hystorical route for the young talent01 June 2016
Young talent Alex Megos grabbed the much awaited, and sought after, first non British ascent of Hubble, 9a at Raven Tor.
This legendary route was freed by Ben Moon in 1990 at 8c+, and at the time it was the first of the grade and the hardest route of the world. Around twenty years later, it was Adam Ondra that, after unsuccessfully trying it, suggested that an upgrade to 9a was due. Hubble has established as the world's first 9a.
Hubble is a bouldery route with a seven moves long crux of Font 8b+, and has seen a total of six ascents in 26 years: Ben Moon, Malcolm Smith, John Gaskins, Steve Dunning, Steve McClure and now Alex.