Editor: Thanks for doing this follow up interview with us, Jonathan.

Jonathan Siegrist: Yes of course! Thanks for having me. 



Editor: We'll begin by checking out this super-amazing, must-see EpicTV video of La Rambla 15a:


La Rambla 9a+/5.15a video
 


Editor: You've been working extremely hard lately, you sent Freaks Of The Industry (V13). What was the most interesting part about this project?
 
Jonathan Siegrist: Thanks! I took a break from sport climbing this July and only bouldered. It was a really really cool experience and very eye opening. Freaks was one of my favorites that I finished.


I guess I’d say the most interesting part was just having tried the boulder a little bit a few years back and then coming back this season and having it feel so much more possible. It’s always nice to feel like you are improving. 

 
 
Editor: That's true. What was Le Cadre Nouvelle like?


What stood out the most about it for you?

Jonathan Siegrist: This is a really cool route in Ceuse. It’s got a crazy jump move that was super hard for me - jumping and dynos are a weakness of mine. It took me some time to really figure out the subtleties of that move, and then work up to doing it from the ground. It’s always fun to work on a weakness but I have to say I was very satisfied and ready for it to be over when I finally sent! 
 
 
 
Editor: Glad to hear that!


Life Beyond Walls - Siurana, Spain was really amazing to watch. What do you like most about it? Your fans loved it...Spain is amazing!


Jonathan Siegrist: Yes I totally fell in love with Spain. Siurana is for sure one of my favorite crags in the world. This was a really fun series to do because Cameron (the videographer) and I had such a ball together. He is a super funny dude and we just got in a fun groove, shooting almost everything I was climbing. 
 
 


Editor: The video is just brilliant, your fans will really enjoy it.


Okay, we'll ask you some cool rest day-type questions:
 
When you have time, what do you read?

Jonathan Siegrist: Nothing. haha. I don’t like reading, and I’m embarrassed to say that because I want to like reading but I’d rather explore with my dog or watch films - better yet, listen to music. 
 
 


Editor: Good choice. What kind of tunes are you enjoying these days?

Jonathan Siegrist: Well, I’m on a road trip right now and really listening to everything. Electronic to Hip-hop to acoustic to pop. Mainly, I love dance music but especially on long drives I will enjoy whatever. I tune into country stations every now and then even. Kind of love that. 
 
 


Editor: What's the one food you can't resist?

Jonathan Siegrist: Baked goods. Macaroons, cookies, stuff like this. I literally can not resist. If it’s in front of me I will eat it. haha. My family has a sweets problem… And lately I am obsessed with anything pickled and olives. 
 
 


Editor: A sweet tooth...you're not alone in that!


Are you a tea or coffee person?


Jonathan Siegrist: Decaf Coffee occasionally but mostly Tea because I avoid Caffeine. Rooibos or Decaf Chai are my favorites. 
 


 
Editor: Thanks for your time, Jonathan. We'll do another follow up interview with you later this year.
 
Jonathan Siegrist: Sounds awesome! Thanks again for your time!


Editor: Always an honor, Jonathan.




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Jonathan's previous interview with us




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Interview conducted by Vera Kaikobad L. Ac.
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Interview © Vera Kaikobad L. Ac.
Both images © of the designated photographer, Colette McInerney and emailed to us by Jonathan.



Climber Bio:

Traditional / Walls
Evictor 12d R
Surf's Up 13a R
Freeline 13b R
Musta Been High 13c R/X
Country Boy Crack 13d
The Wasp 13a 
Book of Spells 12 FA
El Camino Real 12+
Dame Cookie 13c 
The Honeymoon is Over 13c V
Enter the Dragon 14a FA
The Almighty 14b R
Straight Out of the Ghetto 12+ R
Color Blind 13a R
Crystal Dawn 13d IV
Year of the Ox 13d R FA
Dark Star 13 R
Avenger 13b PG-13
Wrong Side of the Tracks 13b PG-13

 ≥ 5.14 / f8b+
Sarchasm 14a
Third Millennium 13d/14a
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Grand Ol Opry 14b
Honemaster Lambada 14a
Vogue 14c
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Primevil 14a
Busload of Faith 14a 
Shine 14a
Primetime to Shine 14b
Rodeo Free Europe 14a
Black Magic 14a FA
The Bleeding 14b
Lucifer 14c 
God's Own Stone 13d/14a flash 
50 Words for Pump 14c
Southern Smoke 14b
Thanatopsis 14b
Cherry Red 14a
Omaha Beach 14a flash 
Transworld Depravity 14a flash
Thunder 14a 
China Climb 14b 
American Gangster 14b 
Blue Magic 14a 
Sea of Tranquility 14a 
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Suprimo 14b FA
Badman 14a 
Scarface 14a 
Chemical Ali 14a
To Bolt or Not to Be 14a
Mr. Yuck 14a 
Extended Evil 14b 
Problem Child 14b/c
Motley Crux 14a
Zulu 14a 
Millennium 13d/14a
Mutton Bustin' 14a 
Dead Souls 14a 
Living the Dream 14a 
Roadside Prophet 14a 
Kryptonite 14d
Pure Imagination 14c FA
The Shocker 14b 
Twenty Four Karats 14c FA
100 Ounces of Gold 14a
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Mt Potosi 14a
Hold Your Fire 14b
Necessary Evil 14c 
F Dude 14a
Planet Earth 14a 
Horse Latitudes 14a 
Golden Direct 14c
Trunk Monkey 14a
Just Do It 14c
New World Order 14c FA
Gerbil Horizons 14a FA
Dr. Evil 14a
Voodoo 14b FA
Doomsday 14a onsight 
Halfenheimer 14a
F'd in the A 14a flash
Plastic Shaman 14a
Wide World of Fitness 14b
Drive 14a
Dinosaur Highway 14a 
A.D.A.T.O. 14b 
Kurrgo 14a 
Moose Licks 14b
Bad Girls Club 14c/d
Planet X 14a/b
The Crew 14c
Waka Flocka Flame 14b
Girl Talk 14b/c
Shadowboxing 14c/d FA
Waka Flocka 14b 
Hogzilla 13d/14a FA
Supercharger 13d/14a
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Le Rêve 14d FA
Atonement 14b FA
Direct Hit 14a
Le Galetas (??) 14b
Les Specialistes 14b
St Ange (??) 14a
La Chirurgien du Crepuscule 13d/14a
Archetype 14a
L'Arcadémicien 14b
Coraux de la Vie 14b/c FA
General Litzenhiemer 14b
Galactic Emperor 13d/14a
Porcelain 14b
The Catalyst 14b FA
Algorithm 14d FA
Enter the Dragon 14a traditional FA
Mission Impossible 14c
Mission Overdrive 14b FA

Unforgivable 14b/c
All Around Routine 14b
Hucking for Gold 14b
All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go 14a
Hasta La Vista 14c
Kill 'em All 14a/b
King Thing 14a
Genetic Drifter 14c
Moonshine 14d
The Almighty 14b traditional
Berserker 13d/14a 
Gold Digger 14a
Vesper 14a FA
Manhattan Project 13d/14a FA
Better Living Through Chemistry 14b/c FA
Stalk and Ambush 14c/d FA
Spitting Venom 14c FA
Super Tweak 14b
Picket Fence 14a
Mango Tango 14a
Trebuchet 14b
Coal Train 14a
Proper Soul 14a flash
Lord Voldemort 14a

La Lune 14d FA
Spectrum 14c/d FA
The Sacred and Profane 14c FA
Breakin' the Law 14a
Old World Lullaby 14b
The Present 14a
The Incredible Huck 14b
Slaughterhouse Five 14b/c
Air France 13d/14a FA
Agony and Ecstasy 13d/14a
Biographie 15a
Lülü 14d
Dures Limites 14b
Chronique de la Haine Ordinaire 14b
Black Bean 13d/14a 
Speed Intégrale 14d
Euphorie 14a flash
Quattro Stagioni 14b 
Putain le System 14b
Hexenküche 13d/14a
Trümmelbach 14a

Hybris 14c
Amber 14b
Mean Streak 14a 
Insurrection 14b/c
The Big Smile 14b 
Mind Your Manors 14b FA
A Date with She-Ra 14a FA
Off to Be the Wizard 14c FA
Big Bad Wolf 14a 
Titan 14a 
Parellel Universe 14a
Cold War 14a
Livin Astro 14b/c 
Steady Slobbin' 14b
Super Nova 14b
China Beach 14b
Dr. No 13d/14a
Tears of Unfathomable Sadness 14a 
Southern Comfort 14a 

Route of All Evil 14b
Zeal for Zion 14a FA
La Rambla 15a 
El Mon de Sofia 14a
Chicane 14c
Renegoide 14a
Mr Cheki 14a
L'Odi Social 14c
Estado Critico 14d 
Kalea Borroka 14a 
L-Mens 14a flash
Falconetti 14a onsight 
Era Vella 14d
El Prisionero 14a 
Direct El Prisionero Direct 14b 
Ebola 14a 
Le Cadre Nouvelle 14d 
Race de Fate 14a 
Fumanchu 14a 
I Am The Walrus 14a/b FA
Ninja Ladder 14a 


5.13 / f7c+
500+  5.13's


≥ V12 / f8A+
Trice V12 
Lethal Design V12 

Automater V13 
Element of Surprise V12 
Nothin but Sunshine V13
Centaur V12 
Freaks of the Industry V13
European Human Being V12 
Secret Splendor V12
Riddles in the Park V12
Jade V14
Wild Cat V12
Don't Get Too Greedy V13
Phallus V12


AWARDS WON
2009 Golden Piton for Breakaway Success
2012 Golden Piton for Most Productive
2013 Runner Up, 'Best New Route' DPM Ed's Choice 
2014 Runner Up, 'America, F*%K Yeah!' DPM Ed's Choice


On the Cover:

Jonathan Siegrist -

La Rambla 9a+/5.15a - The Video

Cover Date: August 23rd, 2015

ClimbSkiBoulderMagazine.com