Even he’s surprised when he clips bolt after bolt, ending up at the final boulder problem and actually-quite-hard anchor clip. Breathing heavy at 11k feet, he clips the chains. “I was Pretty surprised,” says Siegrist.
“It’s a hard route and I really had not been climbing outside more than 2 days in the past 5 or 6 weeks – since Europe. But my injury had forced me to train and stay diligent about sleep and taking care of myself. Regardless, I was very stoked. It felt good to send hard after the injury at Wild Iris. For me, I’d say 14b is accurate. And the pitch is outstanding.”