Jonathan Siegrist has repeated Joe Kinder’s Golden Direct (5.14d) at the Cathedral near St. George, Utah.
Kinder established this 90-foot testpiece in April 2008, with Chris Sharma making a one-day, second-try repeat in September that year.
Siegrist’s initial attempts consisted of simply linking the bolts on this “mega steep pitch.” He quickly progressed to climbing through and falling near the end, and then one-hanging the route on the last try of the day. Taking less than 10 tries, Siegrist fought his way through the crux for the send “with beta countlessly recited in my head,” he says on his blog.
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