6 November 2022

Flex Luthor 9a+ (b) by Jonathan Siegrist

Jonathan Siegrist has repeated Tommy Caldwell’s testpiece from 2003, Flex Luthor (9a+) in The Fortress of Solitude. Last year, it got its first two repeats and 9b was suggested.

Very cool to revisit this crag after 12 years! TC is forever a massive inspiration for me - I didn't realize how important it would feel to climb on this route. Went fully A Muerte after getting through the bottom crux for the first time. On the grade, for me personally, the route does not compare to the 9b I have done or tried - that being said it is still one of the hardest in Colorado for sure.”

The 37-year-old is having his best year ever having done eleven routes 9a to 9b and in total, he has now done 68 such graded climbs. On that 9a list, he is #7 in the All-Time High list and in the 8a ranking game, he is #2 after Adam Ondra.
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