Undercover Bonecrusher, Jesse Bonin, Climbing Hard in Utah

Jesse Bonin, 33, is one of those crushers who flies just below the radar. Bonin has a huge ticklist including 561 total boulder ascents, 261 of those V9 and harder, and 30 V12 and up problems. He currently lives in South Lake Tahoe, California, but takes long trips in search of the world’s best boulder problems.


He recently went to Saint George, Utah to revisit some old problems and work on some new ones. While there, he made the first ascent of Attribution (V13), sent Man Boy (V11) and Meatbag (V13), which he worked on for over two weeks.

He described his feelings before he climbed Meatbag, in his blog, “Not happy because I was climbing hard grades. Happy because I could accept where I was. Being satisfied with a mindset is better than being psyched on results.”

Check out this inspiring video of Bonin’s winter trip to Utah, that demonstrates that putting in time and effort sometimes pays off.

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