Jon Glassberg

Age: 25, Years climbing: 15, Hometown: Boulder, CO, Favorite product: TESTAROSSA


Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?

Pad Stacker!

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

2 wonderful years...

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Climb the most stunning and proud boulder problems and routes in the world while pushing my limits to become stronger mentally and physically.

Do you have a claim to fame?

No, I am a climber.

Do you have any vices?

Internet, cell phone, king size beds, etc... Creature Comforts.

What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?

As a climber I am always motivated to push myself and improve as a result. Making videos and shooting photos helps drive me to climb harder and become more visible in the climbing community. In the real world creativity and designing makes me tick but ultimately money rules the world.

What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?

I strive to build the sport of climbing and grow the community. I would love to make a living from climbing but the industry needs to grow before that can happen. I guess I climb for the fame, money and groupies, but really I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't climb. Ultimately I am selfish and I climb for myself.

What is your favorite movie?

many and most.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Big G., self explanatory.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

36 hours: nationals, after parties, 6am flight, crying babies on the plane...

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

Missouri, The Show Me State

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

PB&J, Chocolate, and Tea

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

Words. Always plotting and scheming.

What really scares you about climbing?

Compound leg fractures and being poor the rest of my life.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

Pulp Fiction

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?


Have no food or have no gasoline?

No gasoline. I can live without the gas for a few weeks.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

No way. These feet are gnarled with badges of climbing honor.