In recent years, he has completed first ascents of the 5.14d's Shadowboxing in Rifle, La Reve in Arrow Canyon, and Pure Imagination in the Red River Gorge. Now, he has established the 40-meter Algorithm (5.14d) in the Fins, Idaho. This makes the first of the grade in the state. It is also unique in its style: just off vertical, technical crimping and pocket-pulling, and not the usual overhanging athletic pump-fest that define most routes of the grade. On his blog, Siegrist remarked that Algorithm is "One of the proudest FAs of my career. Stoked ... super stoked!"
This video really brings this climb, and climber, to life. Great work from 3 Strings Media: Andy Mann and frequent Rock and Ice photographer Keith Ladzinski.
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