Andrew Palmer Joins 5.15 Club

By: Climbing Videos | Last Updated on December 22, 2023
In 2013, Andrew Palmer snagged the fourth ascent of Jaws II (5.15a). In fact 5.15s are very rare in America. There are only 3 of them: Tommy Caldwell’s Flex Luthor (5.15a), Chris Sharma‘s Jumbo Love (5.15b), and Jaws II. The history of this route is a long one. Before it was known as Jaws II, […]

In 2013, Andrew Palmer snagged the fourth ascent of Jaws II (5.15a). In fact 5.15s are very rare in America. There are only 3 of them: Tommy Caldwell’s Flex Luthor (5.15a), Chris Sharma‘s Jumbo Love (5.15b), and Jaws II.

The history of this route is a long one. Before it was known as Jaws II, It was originally a 5.14b established by Dave Graham in 1998. Since then it has shed some holds and was upgraded to a 5.15a by Vasya Vorotnikov who renamed it from Jaws to Jaws II.

This was a massive accomplishment for Andrew. This ascent makes him the 6th person to climb a 5.15 on American Soil and one of less than ten Americans to ever tick this grade.

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