Jonathan Siegrest

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Also known as: J Star

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Height: 167 cm
Date of birth: 27th August 1985
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9b
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8c

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Height: 167 cm
Date of birth: 27th August 1985
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9b
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8c
Contributors: remus

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Podcasts


Pics + Vids

Pure Imagination (8c+, FA)
Added at 10:12 on 03 December 2023
Me, I Eat Dust (9a+)
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Added at 18:02 on 21 February 2024
The Creeping Unknown (9a, FA)
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Added at 20:12 on 12 December 2023
Anemology (9b, FA)
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Added at 16:05 on 23 May 2024
Me, I Eat Dust (9a+)
Added at 22:03 on 10 March 2024
Stoking the Fire (9b)
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Added at 17:04 on 17 April 2023
Flex Luthor (9a+)
Added at 08:12 on 14 December 2022
Peruvian Necktie (9b)
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Added at 20:07 on 12 July 2021
Peruvian Necktie (9b)
Added at 16:05 on 28 May 2021
Lapsus (9a+)
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Added at 22:10 on 26 October 2021
Speed Intégrale (9a)
Added at 15:04 on 05 April 2023
Close Encounters (9a+, FA)
Added at 13:04 on 01 April 2022
Digital System (8c)
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Added at 08:04 on 18 April 2022
Kinder Cakes (9a+)
Added at 19:09 on 22 September 2022
One Hundred Proof (9a, FA)
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Added at 06:10 on 28 October 2022

Ascents

33 recorded ascents.

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Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2010 To Bolt or Not to Be 8b+ Lead | worked 14th May 2010
Pure Imagination 8c+ Lead | worked 13th Oct 2010
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSb0mfvoDd4

2011 Just Do It 8c+ Lead | worked Jun 2011
Shadowboxing 9a Lead | worked 16th Sep 2011
First ascent.

Climbing on the route fresh and having the opportunity to think over the route's difficulty, in addition to the unfortunate new discovery of a knee bar mid-crux has lead me to believe that 14c is a more accurate suggestion. Colorado, and certainly Rifle, have a reputation for stiff grades that I feel I should uphold. Like I've mentioned previously, I think that the best thing we can do with grades is take them lightly, remain honest and strive to keep consistency within an area. To me, 'Kryptonite' remains the standard for 14d on the Western Slope and as much as I would have liked it to, Shadowboxing can not rival it's difficulty. [1]

References

[1] http://www.jonathansiegrist.com/2011/10/shadowboxing.html

2012
2013 Super Tweak 8c Lead | worked 2nd Oct 2013
2014 Biographie 9a+ Lead | worked Jun 2014
Speed Intégrale 9a Lead | worked 18th Jun 2014
2015 Power Inverter 9a+ Lead | worked 2nd Dec 2015
2016
2017 Chaxi 9a+ Lead | worked 2017
Pachamama 9a+ Lead | worked 12th Apr 2017

A defining moment in my climbing. Very emotional, a huge step forward. Much harder than anything else I've done.

Directa Jabalí 8c Lead | worked 6th Nov 2017
Second go.
2018 Bone Tomahawk 9a+ Lead | worked 28th Mar 2018
Jumbo Love 9b Lead | worked 17th May 2018
2019 All You Can Eat 9a+ Lead | worked Mar 2019
La Planta de Shiva 9b Lead | worked 5th May 2019

Fought with every ounce in my body... a feeling I will never forget! Absolutely incredible route with no place to hide. Resistant like hell. So freaking excited about this send! Used one knee bar in the bottom pitch, direct at the finish like Adam.

2020 One Hundred Proof 9a Lead | worked Feb 2020
Nu World 9a+ Lead | worked 7th Oct 2020
First ascent.
Full Metal Brisket 9a+ Lead | worked 29th Nov 2020
First ascent.
2021 Ace of Spades 9a+ Lead | worked 1st May 2021
Peruvian Necktie 9b Lead | worked 18th May 2021
Lapsus 9a+ Lead | worked 26th Oct 2021
2022 Close Encounters 9a+ Lead | worked 11th Feb 2022
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4h5WqldXWs

Selecció Anal 9a+ Lead | worked 22nd Mar 2022
Digital System 8c Lead | flash 12th Apr 2022
Event Horizon 9b Lead | worked 18th May 2022
First ascent.

The direct finish to Nu World that I've dreamt about for years! After coming back from Spain I starting working hard on this, training for it, and deciphering the intricate beta in the upper two thirds. I was really unsure if I'd have a good shot before leaving town again but in some of the best shape of my life, with a huge and memorable fight in the second half, I climbed it! Very resistant long boulder problem to start, next is a fins style vertical crux, and finally seven bolts of all-out-pumpy and technical climbing with no good rest to the finish. I used one right knee to clip the second bolt. Without question, for my height, and my methods, this route is one of my hardest. It was a total joy to learn this route and climb it. Grateful! [1]

References

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/united-states/5g/sectors/white-wall-sector/routes/event-horizon/

Kinder Cakes 9a+ Lead | worked 13th Aug 2022
Flex Luthor 9a+ Lead | worked 31st Oct 2022
Fourth ascent.

Very cool to revisit this crag after 12 years! TC [Tommy Caldwell] is forever a massive inspiration for me - I didn't realize how important it would feel to climb on this route. Went fully A Muerte after getting through the bottom crux for the first time. On the grade, for me personally, the route does not compare to the 9b I have done or tried - that being said it is still one of the hardest in Colorado for sure.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QfDDnFS6T8

2023 Stoking the Fire 9b Lead | worked 16th Apr 2023
Jungle Boogie 9a+ Lead | worked 8th Jul 2023
The Creeping Unknown 9a Lead | worked 9th Dec 2023
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/C0wsdqYsk4Q/

2024 Me, I Eat Dust 9a+ Lead | worked 19th Feb 2024
Anemology 9b Lead | worked 21st May 2024
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/C7UND0nMONs/

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Event Horizon 9b Lead | worked 18th May 2022 9b
First ascent.

The direct finish to Nu World that I've dreamt about for years! After coming back from Spain I starting working hard on this, training for it, and deciphering the intricate beta in the upper two thirds. I was really unsure if I'd have a good shot before leaving town again but in some of the best shape of my life, with a huge and memorable fight in the second half, I climbed it! Very resistant long boulder problem to start, next is a fins style vertical crux, and finally seven bolts of all-out-pumpy and technical climbing with no good rest to the finish. I used one right knee to clip the second bolt. Without question, for my height, and my methods, this route is one of my hardest. It was a total joy to learn this route and climb it. Grateful! [1]

References

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/united-states/5g/sectors/white-wall-sector/routes/event-horizon/

Anemology 9b Lead | worked 21st May 2024
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/C7UND0nMONs/

Jumbo Love 9b Lead | worked 17th May 2018 9b
La Planta de Shiva 9b Lead | worked 5th May 2019

Fought with every ounce in my body... a feeling I will never forget! Absolutely incredible route with no place to hide. Resistant like hell. So freaking excited about this send! Used one knee bar in the bottom pitch, direct at the finish like Adam.

Peruvian Necktie 9b Lead | worked 18th May 2021 9b (soft)
Stoking the Fire 9b Lead | worked 16th Apr 2023
All You Can Eat 9a+ Lead | worked Mar 2019
Nu World 9a+ Lead | worked 7th Oct 2020
First ascent.
Full Metal Brisket 9a+ Lead | worked 29th Nov 2020
First ascent.
Close Encounters 9a+ Lead | worked 11th Feb 2022
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4h5WqldXWs

Biographie 9a+ Lead | worked Jun 2014
Power Inverter 9a+ Lead | worked 2nd Dec 2015
Chaxi 9a+ Lead | worked 2017
Pachamama 9a+ Lead | worked 12th Apr 2017

A defining moment in my climbing. Very emotional, a huge step forward. Much harder than anything else I've done.

Bone Tomahawk 9a+ Lead | worked 28th Mar 2018 9a+ (soft)
Ace of Spades 9a+ Lead | worked 1st May 2021 9a+ (soft)
Lapsus 9a+ Lead | worked 26th Oct 2021 9a+ (hard)
Selecció Anal 9a+ Lead | worked 22nd Mar 2022
Kinder Cakes 9a+ Lead | worked 13th Aug 2022 9a+
Flex Luthor 9a+ Lead | worked 31st Oct 2022 9a+ (soft)
Fourth ascent.

Very cool to revisit this crag after 12 years! TC [Tommy Caldwell] is forever a massive inspiration for me - I didn't realize how important it would feel to climb on this route. Went fully A Muerte after getting through the bottom crux for the first time. On the grade, for me personally, the route does not compare to the 9b I have done or tried - that being said it is still one of the hardest in Colorado for sure.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QfDDnFS6T8

Jungle Boogie 9a+ Lead | worked 8th Jul 2023 9a+ (hard)
Me, I Eat Dust 9a+ Lead | worked 19th Feb 2024
Shadowboxing 9a Lead | worked 16th Sep 2011
First ascent.

Climbing on the route fresh and having the opportunity to think over the route's difficulty, in addition to the unfortunate new discovery of a knee bar mid-crux has lead me to believe that 14c is a more accurate suggestion. Colorado, and certainly Rifle, have a reputation for stiff grades that I feel I should uphold. Like I've mentioned previously, I think that the best thing we can do with grades is take them lightly, remain honest and strive to keep consistency within an area. To me, 'Kryptonite' remains the standard for 14d on the Western Slope and as much as I would have liked it to, Shadowboxing can not rival it's difficulty. [1]

References

[1] http://www.jonathansiegrist.com/2011/10/shadowboxing.html

One Hundred Proof 9a Lead | worked Feb 2020 9a+
The Creeping Unknown 9a Lead | worked 9th Dec 2023
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/C0wsdqYsk4Q/

Speed Intégrale 9a Lead | worked 18th Jun 2014
Kryptonite 9a Lead | worked
Pure Imagination 8c+ Lead | worked 13th Oct 2010 8c+
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSb0mfvoDd4

Just Do It 8c+ Lead | worked Jun 2011
Super Tweak 8c Lead | worked 2nd Oct 2013
Directa Jabalí 8c Lead | worked 6th Nov 2017
Second go.
Digital System 8c Lead | flash 12th Apr 2022
To Bolt or Not to Be 8b+ Lead | worked 14th May 2010
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade