filmed & edited by: Andy Mann & Keith Ladzinski (3 Strings)
licensed music by: Marley Carroll (marleycarroll.com)
Sponsored by: Maxim Ropes (maximdynamicropes.com)
additional support provided by:
Climb On! (climbonproducts.com)
Smith Optics (smithoptics.com)
A short film documenting Jonathan Siegrist on the first ascent of Idaho's hardest route, "Algorithm" 5.14d (9a), on September 8th 2012.
"I could not fall. I think by the end I was screaming at every move - more nervous than tired - but definitely tired. I clipped the chains with swollen forearms and bleeding tips. 'Algorithm' 14d was born. Idaho's hardest pitch, and one of the proudest F.A.s of my career." - Jonathan Siegrist
Dani, Magnus and I sessioned on this incredible route for two days, competing for 15,000 norwegian kroner for the first ascent.
Dani and Magnus obviously climbed the route with style and grace, while I climbed with wild desperation... but it worked. I don't think I've ever topped out a route after becoming so terminally pumped on it.
Think that being a weekend warrior is hurting your climbing? Meet Arc'teryx athlete Rob Pizem, full-time teacher, family man, and weekend warrior. Rob's boundless energy is poured into an obsession for new routes, but he also makes time for a regular life. As Rob says: "Use your time wisely. Don't mess around, get it done!"