19 Nov Jonathan Siegrist again a project in Red River Gorge
Jonathan Siegrist has done the FA of his project in Red River Gorge. The route is called 24 Karats and graded 8c+.
Here the report on his blog: "This route is hard throughout, but a very difficult boulder problem guards the bottom third- a delicate deadpoint to a complete non-hold sloping crimp, immediately followed by a second deadpoint to a pad and a half clipping hold (quite good for this particular climb). This crux involved some serious subtlety that was especially hard to execute when coming up from the ground. From the top of the boulder problem you continue through difficult terrain featuring monos, pockets and small edges. There is essentially no resting until you reach the final bolt and finish on some easy climbing to the anchors."
Source : climbing blog Jonathan Siegrist
Ph: Keith Ladzinski