A dark tale of gritstone, of people doing the right thing for the right reasons.
Scottish-based crusher Natalie Berry gives her thoughts on the world of climbing as seen through the lens of her competition experience and role as something to do with UKClimbing, exactly what, I can’t remember.
American photographer Jim Herrington talks about getting the images for his book, The Climbers. Yarns about Ricardo Cassin, Warren Harding, Jeff Lowe and Dolly Parton.
Paul Pritchard reads the opening chapter from his classic book, The Totem Pole.
Top-flight boulderer and sport climber, 31-year-old MLC sit down to talk about projecting 9a, giving up comps and life as a pro climber.
Top UK adventurer, alpinist and rock climber Nick Bullocks reads a selection of passages from his new book, Tides. Nick's a gas.
Britain's best sport climber, Mister 9b, remembers the old school, looks at redpoint philosophy and what the future holds.
I'm doing a set at a night called ElementOne, Club dB, Bangor, Gwynedd on 21 April. Here's a taster.
Andi Turner reads his own story, The Magic Flute.
Climber, coach and mum Katherine Schirrmacher sits down and chats about: chatting; The School; Broomgroove Wall; female climbing; freedom; the future.
Staffordshire local Andi Turner wags his chin with Niall Grimes about black dogs, fairies, stars, sandstone, Staffordshire Nose and many other things.
Crackanory. It’s a story episode. Maddy Cope reads her account of her ascent of El Capitan’s Freerider. Badass.
Mark Pretty has spent three decades at the heart of British climbing. Hear his tales of: Himalayan epics; Stoney woodshed; the 1970s; the birth of sport climbing; the great climbers; the birth of sport climbing; coaching; Raven Tor; surviving.
A portrait of British mountaineer and rock climber, Andy Cave. This episode was produced by UK-based outdoor folm-makers, Hotaches Productions. That's what it sounds better than your usual Jam Crack Podcast.
London-based Molly Thompson Smith is one of the hot tickets on the competition circuit. Tune in to hear about her experiences, and lots more besides.
Niall Grimes has a chat with Russian / Crimean climber, Yuri Kruglov, about life and climbing in Yuri's homeland. In this interview the interviewer reveals his lack of any real knowledge of Russia beyond its space ships and the odd battle in WW2.
The Boss. A conversation with John Allen who, as a teenager in the 1970s, revolutionised gritstone climbing with a near-endless string of first ascents of the finest routes.
Ruth Jenkins pushed British female standards in the 1990s, with ground-breaking ascents of 8a+ and 8b routes. Hear her recollations of the time as she sits down with her early climbing inspiration, Niall Grimes.
Niall Grimes reads his own account of Seb Grieve's ascent of Parthian Shot and his own short story, The Medium.
American climber, friend of the show, Chris Schulte reads Bernard Amy’s classic tale, The Greatest Climber in the world. Deep shit.
With a free ascent of El Capitan via the notorious Freerider, sport redpoints up to 8b, Maddy Cope is among the most accomplished all rounders in the land. Yet you don’t hear much about this young gun. Perhaps this young gun has a silencer fitted? Let's hear her story.
Liver of life Joe Healey lays down down the arc of his story so far.
The world famous Wideboyz, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, talk dodgy websites, wide cracks, cellar sessions, training plans and forgiveness.
Top 1980s sport climber, author of some of the hardest sport climbs anywhere at the time, recalls Lancashire, Malham, Sheffield, the Peak, France and Lycra.