Jonathan Siegrist talks about respect—an enormous part of what climbing means to him: “Respect for the places we go, the people
we meet, and the cultures we interact with.”
In the video, Siegrist sends Power Inverter (5.15a) in Oliana, Spain, during a trip in January. And for him, “learning Power Inverter began
The trip was enormously successful for Siegrist. Despite his doubts before the trip, he tops out Papichulo (5.15a), Duele La Realidad (5.14d), Joe-Cita (5.14d), American Hustle (5.14b), Mind Control (5.14b), Blanquita (5.14c) on his second try,
onsights Gorillas en la Niebla (5.14a) and flashes Fish Eye (5.14b)—the hardest flash of his life.
Even with the climbing success, the most important part of the trip for Siegrist was experiencing the local culture, meeting the people of the area, practicing
Spanish, and spending time with the people he cares about most.