It was his hardest and his longest project to date: it took Alex Megos 11 days to ascend Lucid Dreaming (8C/V15) on the Grandpa Peabody boulder at Buttermilks in California. He had tried the problem in November 2014, but had to get back home to Germany after three unsuccessful days. First thing he did on his return? Book a new flight ticket to the US to finish his project. Filmmaker Ken Etzel captured Alex’ intense days of fighting sharp granite and drying his way up with his shirt.
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