Ben Spannuth has cranked out the second ascent of La Rêve (5.14d) in Nevada’s Arrow Canyon. First climbed by Jonathan Siegrist in February of 2012, La Rêve climbs a striking 100-foot line out of a limestone cave in the Nevada desert. The route was likely the vision and work of the prominent Arrow Canyon developer Kristian Merwin.
“He had a great vision,” commented Siegrist about Merwin’s eye for La Rêve, ”
Spannuth pieced together La Rêve (which means The Dream in French) over two weeks and managed to send the route on February 21st.
Spannuth is a Colorado transplant originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. He has onsighted 5.14a with El Gran Blau in Oliana, Spain, and has established his own 5.14—The Abyss—at 13,000 feet by hand-drilling the bolts on a beautiful spire in Colorado’s Mount Evans.
Check out the amazing video below of Jonathan Siegrist making the first ascent of La Rêve (5.14d).