Friday Dec 16, 2022

Jonathan Siegrist

Elite climber Jonathan Siegrist shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game. 


How accomplished is Jonathan Siegrist? Well, he’s climbed six 5.15s… JUST THIS YEAR! That ticklist includes Event Horizon, a route he bolted that’s at least 15b and very well may be harder. It’s certainly one of, if not the, hardest routes in North America. Earlier this year he had an unbelievably impressive trip to Spain where he sent three 15a's, two 14d's, and a handful of other 5.14s. Remember I’m just talking about the past 12 months here. His accomplishments on rock, from 5.14 on gear, to V14 boulders, to now countless 5.14 / 5.15 sport climbs… are crazy impressive and he's only getting better. Beyond his insanely impressive climbing resume, J Star has bolted hundreds of routes, many of them now super classic. This guy is as real as it gets, his stoke level is off the charts, and I know your’e going to get a TON out of this conversation.



Struggle: 0:06:00

Training: 0:09:25

Nutrition: 0:21:09

Tactics: 0:31:52

Mental Game: 0:50:10

Purpose: 1:00:15

Takeaways: 1:14:22


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