Jon Siegrist Rocks Canada
American crusher Jon Siegrist, who made the second ascent of Jumbo Love 5.15b in California in the spring, made the fourth ascent of Honour and Glory 5.14d, which was first climbed by Evan Hau at 5.15a and repeated and downgraded by Adam Ondra before a send by Miles Adamson. He was visiting the Canadian Rockies this summer with partner Shaina Savoy. Siegrist also made quick work of Castles in the Sky 5.14 and The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise. Siegrist made a quick trip to Squamish and climbed Supermanboy 5.14c.
Before leaving Canada, Siegrist said, “For our final day i n Canada, we voyaged up to Castle Mountain to have a try at Castles in the Sky. The crux on this multipitch is characterized by one of the most outrageous and exposed arêtes I can imagine, hanging 600 feet above the Bow Valley with totally wild and committing movement. Sending the monster arête in howling wind was certainly exhilarating. It was such a rad way to say goodbye to this totally amazing valley and to stoke the fire for a return.”