American climber Jon Siegrist has made the first ascent of All You Can Eat 5.15a at Mount Potosi near Las Vegas. He’d recently made the third ascent of Life of Villans at Hurricave in Utah, which Joe Kinder graded 5.15a, but he and Canadian Evan Hau (who made the fourth ascent) suggested 5.14d as a grade.
Siegrist has now climbed 41 routes between 5.14d and 5.15b, with a handful of hard lines being in Canada. Last summer, he ticked the six-pitch Castles in the Sky 5.14a and many single-pitch test-pieces like Honour and Glory 5.14d, Prime Time 5.14c, Iron Butterfly 5.14c and The Path 5.14R trad.
Siegrist made the third ascent of Jumbo Love, Chris Sharma’s mega route at Clark’s Mountain that had a second ascent by Ethan Pringle. About All You Can Eat, Siegrist wrote on 8a.nu, “Some kind of strength endurance nightmare or utter dream depending on what you fancy. Grateful to have a good shot after this gnarly winter.” While the start and finish of the route climbs older lines that had some manufactured holds, Siegrist said his new section that links the two is on entirely natural holds.
I started trying this massive roof line back in January, slowly putting each gut wrenching piece together one by one. Then this crazy ass winter closed down the cliff completely – so I went back to training, climbed up in Utah and kept my eye on the forecast.. somehow last week it seemed to be just dry enough to climb. Each recent session I inched just a few moves higher and then yesterday it was finally time! ‘All You Can Eat’ 9a+ ?!! @arcteryx @lasportivana @metoliusclimbing #maximropes @climbonproducts @vertical.life.climbing • @mattkuehlphoto ? • now looking ahead to the Red Rock Rehab this weekend!!! Hope to see you guys there ??
Siegrist’s Hardest Climbs
Jumbo Love 5.15b
All You Can Eat 5.15a
Bone Tomahawk 5.15a
Jo Mama 5.15a
Power Inverter 5.15a
La Rambla 5.15a