Wednesday Mar 16, 2022

Alex Megos

Elite climber Alex Megos shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game. 


Alex is one of the strongest climbers in the world, with a few 9b+ or 5.15c routes under his belt including King Capella, Perfecto Mundo, and the first ascent of Bibliographie. He was the first ever climber to on-site 9a or 5.14d, and he has also sent multiple V15 and V16 boulders. He’s crazy strong and talented, but as you’ll hear in our chat, he is most certainly human and struggles in his climbing like the rest of us. We also chat about his view on kneepads and kneebars, his passion for environmental causes, and his giveback clothing company Carrots For Power.


This season is supported by PhysiVantage, the official climbing-nutrition sponsor of The Struggle. Visit to receive 15% off your full priced nutrition order. 


This episode is sponsored by FrictionLabs (which happens to be Alex's chalk brand of choice as well). Chalk up less and climb more with FrictionLabs! Visit and enter code STRUGGLE20 at checkout for 20% off your first order.


The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world. 


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Struggle: 0:05:45

Training: 0:09:38

Nutrition: 0:12:46

Tactics: 0:16:26

Mental Game: 0:23:26

Purpose: 0:32:32

Takeaways: 0:40:02


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