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Jonathan Siegrist Takes Down the Almighty (5.14)

posted by dpm on 07/24/2013

Jonathan Siegrist has a nice write-up on his blog about his 2nd ascent of The Almighty (5.14) in Teton Canyon, Wyoming. The single pitch climb is traditionally protected through the splitter crack crux section at the bottom, then finishes up a bolt-protected section of 5.13a. Jonathan noted on his blog that, "on a short list of traditional routes this hard in the country, this is unquestionably one of the best quality."

Jonathan Siegrist figuring out the moves on toprope before his redpoint ascent of The Almighty (5.14). Photo: Jstarinorbit.com

The Almighty was a long-term project finally sent by Driggs, Idaho local Ty Mack in 2011. Ty suggested that it "might even be 5.14" and gave it the 5.14a grade. After three days of effort and one nerve-wracking fall, Jonathan suggested that his "short person method" felt closer to 5.14b and that it was his hardest trad lead to date. 

Click the image to watch the video of Ty Mack on the first ascent of The Almighty (5.14).