Jon Siegrist Rocks Canada

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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.”

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