Jon Siegrist has sent his second 5.15b with a tick of La Planta de Shiva in Andalucia, Spain. “The hardest part about climbing at your limit is balancing the emotions of wanting something with such overwhelming intensity and also somehow finding the strength to let it go and be free from the pressure,” Siegrist said on social media.
“I found some kind of middle path today on La Planta de Shiva. It was an absolute battle to the death and I will never forget it.”
Siegrist has amassed an impressive list of routes that he’s climbed, including Biographie/Realization 5.15a, Chaxi 5.15a, Joe Mama 5.15a, Jumbo Love 5.15b, La Rambla 5.15a Pachamama 5.15a, Papichulo 5.15a and Power Inverter 5.15a. On 8a.nu, Siegrist said, “Fought with every ounce in my body, a feeling I will never forget. Absolutely incredible route with no place to hide. Resistant like hell. So freaking excited about this send!”
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The hardest part about climbing at your limit is balancing the emotions of wanting something with such overwhelming intensity and also somehow finding the strength to let it go and be free from the pressure. I found some kind of middle path today on ‘La Planta de Shiva’ 9b. It was an absolute battle to the death and I will never forget it. Thank you so much to @dustygene @neelyquinn @seth_lytton @escharas21 (@shainasavoy from afar!) and the amazing people here in Andalucia for the support and the laughs and the motivation! As with every emotional send, I leave a piece of my heart at the chains!! Photograph from the incredibly talented @javipec 🙏🏽Venga! Onward! @arcteryx @lasportivana @metoliusclimbing #maximropes @climbonproducts @vertical.life.climbing
Last summer, Siegrist visited the Canadian Rockies and repeated a number of hard lines, including Honour and Glory 5.14d, The Path 5.14R, Castles in the Sky 5.14a, Prime Time 5.14c and First Flight 5.14c. In Squamish, he climbed Supermanboy 5.14c.
In 2017, Angela Eiter became the first woman to climb 5.15b with her send of La Planta de Shiva. Watch Siegrist project Pachamama 5.15a in Spain below.