Jonathan Siegrist

Age: 27, Years climbing: 8, Hometown: Las Vegas, NV, Favorite product: TESTAROSSA


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

Steady clipping bolts, plugging cams, pounding hangers and occasionally falling ass first on a mountain of pads...

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

4 incredible years... Sportiva proud!

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

To make a sizable contribution to route climbing in the US, travel the world, meet and exchange stories with amazing people, gather memorable experience and live to recount it all.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Before climbing I made my living as a swimsuit model in Croatia and dated numerous Russian divas over the course of a decade before being run out of Europe by the mob with a bounty on my head and a million dollars in debt!!!! ...or not...

Do you have any vices?

A few, but my taste for baked goods is the only one that's semi out of control. I love it all - donuts, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies... you name it- I have an insatiable sweet tooth.

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

My community makes me tick. Being around such great people, laughing, forging memories together in such amazing places. My friends and family share my climbing but they also share my life outside of climbing - they keep me stoked and happy for sure.

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

There is money, groupies, fame?!?! Clearly I'm doing something terribly wrong...

What is your favorite movie?

Fantastic Mr Fox

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

J-star. I started setting routes at the Boulder Rock Club in 2007 and at the time Justin Sjong was well established in the local scene, signing his routes 'JS'. I couldn't copy his setting initials so I impulsively decided to write J-Star instead. It stuck.

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

Maybe 2, 3 days? Either traveling through Asia, or long nights in Sin City.

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

coloRADo. Need I say more?

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Something weird probably.

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

Kermit the frog riding a bicycle, loud music, beautiful landscape. Something like that.

What really scares you about climbing?

Hitting the ground. My friends hitting the ground.

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

Fantastic Mr Siegrist

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

The back of my Toyota! I must be living the dream..

Have no food or have no gasoline?

My truck is my house so I suppose I need gasoline... but then I eat food to survive, so.. Damn! tough one!

Do you wish you had sexier feet?