Hmm, off the top of my head, no googling... there are way more that I couldn't remember, too.
Bernabe Fernandez (dubious)
Dave Graham (has he graded any of his FAs 15a?)
Dave claimed 9a+ for Coup de Grace
in Ticino though it was subsequently downgraded to 9a when Gabriel Moroni found an easier crux sequence (V11 where Graham found V14 iirc.)
Dave has climbed Realization
as well as suggesting 9a+ for The Wheel of Life,
so he certainly belongs on the list.
Cedric Lachat is the only obvious omission to me with Papichulo
, a 9a+ in Oliana.
I'm not aware that Siegrist has ever claimed a true 9a+. I'm pretty sure 9a/+ is the highest grade he has claimed for an FA, but I could have missed something.
Jonathan Siegrist, via Rock and Ice
I'm unsure about exactly how hard it is. On Le Reve, I spent a huge amount of time and effort, and thus it definitely felt harder than any route I've ever done ... but I have zero experience climbing in the 5.15 realm so I'm very hesitant to declare such an astronomical grade. Plus, new routes are always so tricky to grade. Who knows what I may have missed, or how the route may have tested my dimensions or weakness, etc.?
I'll think it over more, but honestly I don't really care about what grade it ends up at. It presented a challenge like one I've never faced before and it was a battle to stick with it. I'm just so damn psyched to have sent.
Really nice list for off the top of the head. I would have missed McLure, Fernandez (though I am aware of Chilam Balam
and just doubt his claim,) and Foley. Probably need about 231 more Spaniards on the list, but American climbing media isn't reliable about reporting international accomplishments.
Ok, I was not aware that Graham had done Realization. And yeah, I was thinking of La Reve for Siegrist.
I slightly related news, Ondra is on his way to the Red River Gorge right now. Get your everything ready, the end is near!