From the very (very) beginning, I've worn Five Ten Shoes, nearly 15 years now. I have climbed hundreds of first ascents in them all over the world, from 5.9 - 5.14d. Some notable, others not as much. But a sense of pride goes into each new climb, no matter what.
And I'm proud to announce that yesterday evening [ed. note: Sunday, Sept. 19] I made the first ascent of the a new route to the top of the Second Summit here in Squamish. It's called the "Intrepid Traverse", 4 pitches, 5.13c. What makes it unique is that it's the first climb on this massive blank face, it traverses nearly 200 feet and it's mostly a slab. Also, it's the hardest multi pitch free climb completed on the Chief.