The process of projecting at your limit is both mentally and physically demanding—especially when your ambition to take on hard projects never quite seems to end. That’s the case with climber Jonathan Siegrist; easily one of the most dedicated professional climbers around.
In this week’s Friday Flick Pick, we get introspective insight from Jonathan himself, as he describes his latest challenge to complete the Spanish route, Power Inverter (9a+) located in Oliana —a line first sent by Chris Sharma in 2010. You’ll hear how Jonathan’s process to achieve his climbing goals extends far beyond him and his climbing alone: instead, much rests on his ability to find the right frame a mind; found through respect for the environment and people that surround him.
For me a big part of climbing is about respect … respect for the places we go, the people we meet, and the cultures we interact with.