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Watch Paige Claassen Send Algorithm 5.14d in Idaho

Paige Claassen made the second ascent of Jon Siegrist’s Algorithm in Idaho, the hardest route in the state at 5.14d, back in September.

You can read more about her’s and Siegrist’s send here.

Watch her take it to the chains below.

Yesterday was a big surprise – made the second ascent of Algorithm, my goal for September! Fueled by $4 Pocatello food truck burritos, I spent 6 days whittling down the intricate footwork of Alogrithm, in addition to 2 days in May. What a rad line. Shallow pockets, delicate feet, and a few big spans add up to 40 meters of thought provoking climbing. Luckily I had @arjandekock and my friends cheering me on, as I very nearly fumbled the top "coral reef". But @tarakerzhner (whose photo you might rather look at than read this lengthy caption) told me to be a tropical fish, so I took her advice and swam to the chains. Luckily this was more of a dry ocean, as I'm relatively afraid of water. I think I was just as tired mentally as physically when I reached the chains – my absolute favorite style of climbing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks for the vision @jonathansiegrist, such an incredible line up a very blank wall. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @tarakerzhner

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