Jonathan Siegrist Repeats Chris Sharma's 'Papichulo' (9a+/5.15a)

Jonathan Siegrist reports that he has climbed his third 9a+/5.15a route with an ascent of the Chris Sharma stamina climb 'Papichulo' at Oliana, Spain. 

Jonathan had this to say about the line:

"Papichulo is an incredible 45 meter route. It’s involved, with a very pumpy and nerve-racking finish after a consistently tough first half."


Siegrist - Papichulo 1

The EpicTV Shop climber had been having a good time in Oliana, but until recently the unseasonably hot conditions had prevented him from trying the crag's hardest routes. However, with a recent drop in temperature and Chris himself at the crag to cheer him on and take some photos, Jonathan was able to successfully clip the chains on the 15th of November.

"It was extra awesome to finish the route with Chris Sharma at the crag - a rad guy and the first ascensionist of the route. Looking forward to trying some more of these awesome routes at Oliana!"

Siegrist - Papichulo 2

'Papichulo' is a truly spectacular route and Jonathan isn't the only climber who's had his eyes on it. The video above by Neil Hart is from our recent Rise of the Drones film festival and includes some stunning drone shots of Said Belhaj attempting the route as he has for a number of years. Let's hope Jonathan's ascent can kick start a 'Papichulo' send train!


Photos kindly courtesy of Chris Sharma.

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