Jonathan Siegrist with a little background on his latest project, Tommy Caldwell’s The Honeymoon Is Over (5.13c) on the Diamond of Long’s Peak:
‘The Honeymoon is Over’ was originally an Aid route (VI- 5.10 A3+) and later was equipped with bolts for free climbing, largely in an effort by bad-ass Eric Doub in the mid 90s. Tommy Caldwell freed the rig in the summer of 2001, in an extremely impressive effort, calling it one of his hardest days out (still). It has not seen a repeat since.
No repeats until this past weekend that is. Hit the above link for Siegrist’s report on his send. If you’re like me and you enjoy learning more about Tommy Caldwell and his influence on the Colorado sport climbing scene I’d recommend checking out the 20-minute short movie Icon1. The movie features an interview with Caldwell with footage of Nick Duttle, Jonathan Siegrist and Caldwell himself all climbing a 5.14 in Colorado mixed in2. Good stuff.