Jesse Grupper

Jesse Grupper


“Just remember to have fun!”

Age/Birth Year: 22 (1997)

Nationality: American

Hometown: Montclair

Sponsors: Mad Rock, HippyTree, Sterling Ropes, Metolius, and Honey Stinger

Ape Index: +1 (on a good day)

How and when did you start climbing?

When I was 6, my sister started taking lessons at our local climbing gym. My mom would drive me to my sister’s lessons. I couldn’t just sit on the couch! So I picked up the sport and started taking lessons myself.

Favorite Climbing Destination: The New!

Best Outdoor Sends: Jaws II (5.15a), The Vice (v13), bear Toss (v13), Southern Smoke (5.14c)

Best Comp Result: 1st place Sport Open Nationals 2019, 2nd Place World Youth Championships 2015, 2nd Place Sport Open Nationals 2015, 2017

Favorite Gear: Mad Rock Shark 2.0, Sterling Evolution Aero, Metolius All-Around Harness

Pre-send Breakfast: Avocado toast with eggs!

Post-send Treat: Honey Stinger Waffles!

Hobbies: Recreational banjo player, mechanical engineering

Other: I’m just graduating this year from college and am excited to pursue climbing full time! We’ll see what I can do when that’s my main focus!

Fill in respective results from IFSC then delete this line.




56IFSC Climbing Worldcup (L)Briançon (FRA)7/18/2019
67IFSC Climbing Worldcup (L, S)Chamonix (FRA)7/10/2019
22IFSC Climbing Worldcup (L, S)Villars (SUI)7/3/2019
29IFSC Climbing Worldcup (L)Briançon (FRA)7/27/2017
2Male Juniors Lead: IFSC World Youth ChampionshipsArco (ITA)8/27/2015

Results are from IFSC.

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