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Jam Crack - The Niall Grimes Climbing Podcast

Irish / Sheffield climber Niall Grimes in conversation with characters on the UK and international climbing scene. Also classic climbing stories read aloud.
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Sep 10, 2019

Ryan Pasquill loves doing 9a, flashing E9s, grit E8s, Font 8B, drinking beer and slagging James McHaffie. And he's a nicer guy than YOU. Hear his vibe.

Jul 31, 2019

Lake District legend Dave Birkett sits down with a beer, a guitar and a packet of crisps and talks climbing, music and rounding up sheep.

Jul 2, 2019

The second part of my Emma Twyford interview. So fab. We talk about Once Upon a Time in the Southwest, Indian Face, Free Solo, The Big Issue and Big Bang. 

Jun 26, 2019

Emma Twyford is one of the UK's top climbers. Over the last year she has had an amazing run of achievements on top level sport and trad climbs. In this interview she chats with Niall Grimes about her journey on E8 and E9 trad climbs and 8c and 9a sport climbs.

We talk childhhod beginnings, school, Once Upon a Time in the Southwest (E9, Dyer's Lookout), Mind Control (8c, Olianna), Nightmayer (E8, Dinas Cromlech), not trying Indian Face (E9, Cloggy), The Big Issue (E9, Pembroke) and The Big Bang (9a, Pen Trwyn).

It's a long chat so I've split it in two. Part 2 to follow soon. 

Jun 4, 2019

Poet and novelist Helen Mort reads some of her work based in the universe of climbing including extracts from her recently-published novel, Black Car Burning, Well good.

May 22, 2019

Niall Grimes reads his own story - a trip to one of the world's most ancient climbing areas turns decidedly hairy

May 18, 2019

Second instalment of Paul Dunlop chat yarning on about Germany, Elbesandstein, ghosts, being good at climbing, youth and travelling.

Apr 29, 2019

Paul is my oldest friend and the person I started climbing with. This is the first of two interviews. Some incredible stories in here. Then he had to catch a train.

Apr 15, 2019

The Olympics are a-coming. Eddie Fowke has been on the scene for years, photographing the action and watching from the sidelines. He knows what's happening; I didn't. Eddie explains the whole shit show to me. Tune in, and you'll learn a lot.

Apr 2, 2019

Chris Schulte, major US bouldering prospector and arête crusher, is one of the defining spirits of Jam Crack. You'll know his voice from great story episodes. Niall Grimes finally catches him in person over a couple of daytime pints in Sheffield's Broadfield pub.

Mar 18, 2019

Niall Grimes reads his own story about a trip to Kalymnos where he gets to hang out with some famous climbers: Ben Moon, Yuji Hirayama, Alex Megos, Jibe Tribout, Boone Speed, and some famous climbers he hadn't heard of before.

Feb 12, 2019

Top climber, top guy, Japan’s Yuji Hirayama has pushed many of climbing’s boundaries in his day. An early master of comps in the 1990s, first on-sight of 8c, The Nose speed record, and still climbing at a high level today. Hear his vibe.

Jan 9, 2019

Angus Kille reads his account of climbing Indian Face, the UK's first E9, and one of the most feared leads in the UK.

Jan 9, 2019

Angus Kille reads his account of climbing Indian Face, the UK's first E9, and one of the most feared leads in the UK.

Dec 29, 2018

Hannah Baldwin is one of the three British paraclimbers to win gold at the World Championships in Innsbruck this year. In this chat we talk about about one-legged climbing, Crohn's disease, climbing hard, dreaming 8a and her relationship with her coach, Be Fuller.

Nov 29, 2018

He’s one half of the Beastmaker team, and one of the strongest climbers in the UK. Ned Feehally has added some of the country’s hardest problems, bouldered up to Font 8C, done well in comps and pushed the art of highball bouldering as far as it’s been pushed. Yet he remains backstage and keeps his climbing to himself. Let’s hear what this dark horse has to say.

Nov 25, 2018

Iranian-born Shirin reflects on early trips into her native mountains with her father, local mountaineering culture and how mountains returned in her later life to bring a new direction.

NOTE: AN EARLIER UPLOAD OF THIS EPISIDE WENT WRING SO NOW REUPLOADING

Nov 22, 2018

Iranian-born Shirin reflects on childhood exploits into her native mountains with her father, and how mountains returned to point the way in later life.

Nov 6, 2018

Britain's most prolific new router, most dedicated bolter and most obsessive Stranglers fan talks about life and near death.

Oct 30, 2018

These two are royalty  who have sailed the spaceship of trad climbing into outer space since the 1980s. Legends. We talk: Cloggy; Indian Face; morphic resonance; Gogarth; Nesscliffe.

Oct 30, 2018

These two are royalty  who have sailed the spaceship of trad climbing into outer space since the 1980s. Legends. We talk: Cloggy; Indian Face; morphic resonance; Gogarth; Nesscliffe.

Oct 13, 2018

Ben Sylvester reads Student of Sand about doing Ludwig, E6 6b, on Gogarth's Yellow Wall, and a poem about living in a van.

Oct 10, 2018

Irish bouldering pioneer and 8B+ crusher talks teenage climbing, training, partying, bouldering, mental aspects and sport climbing.

Oct 6, 2018

Andy Moles reads his own story about Fair Head.

Oct 3, 2018

Britain's most celebrated adventure mountaineer of the last decades talks about loose seacliffs, Scottish winter, the London scene, expeditions and cancer.

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