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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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Nov 29, 2021

Taylor Parsons came to prominence in the climbing world about a decade ago when, as Chris Webb-Parsons, she was one of the world's strongest boulderers with a string of cutting-edge outdoor and competition performances. Parsons soon after fell out of climbing and, after years of dark struggles, has now transitioned into mum-of-three, Taylor.

The story contains graphic detail and lots of laughs.

Nov 11, 2021

Many laughs. Trad climbing lifer Sarah Jane Dobner talks about her self-published, award-winning book, A Feeling for Rock, and gives us a few readings.

Oct 26, 2021

Chris Kalman reads an extract from his book, Dammed If You Don't.

Oct 10, 2021

Legendary US climber and storyteller, major star of Yosemite climbing in the 1970s, the archetypical Stonemaster, John Long in conversation. 

John was at the heart of some of the finest events in US climbing throughout the 1970s and went on to chronicle these in his short stories then to carve a career in literature and adventure writing. Big guy, big fun.

Sep 17, 2021

Artist and climber, Ed Drummond, is captured in this mesmerising audio piece by Hotaches. Grasp whisps of magic from this high striving poet.

Aug 8, 2021

Legendary 80s trad lizard, the Lion of Llanberis, helmet-boiler number one, Paul Pritchard in conversation.

Aug 8, 2021

Legendary 80s trad lizard, the Lion of Llanberis, helmet-boiler number one, Paul Pritchard in conversation.

Jul 13, 2021

Just me rambling on about myself, seacliffs, Welshmen and me dear friend Andy Scott. Probably not worth listening to.

Apr 6, 2021

Aiden Roberts is at the top of UK bouldering having done numerous 8C/8C+  first ascents. David Mason has been doing hard problems around the UK and the world for years. Together we take a look at top-end UK and world bouldering.

Mar 23, 2021

Anita talks about some of the work she has been doing to encourage diverse groups into climbing.

Mar 11, 2021

Natalie Berry reads Gordon Smith’s classic accounts of winter ice climbing on Ben Nevis and big routes in the Alps, both stories drenched in 1970s drizzle and hunger.

Mar 2, 2021

Achtung: Legend! The quiet king of the quiet kingdom. Seldom has an area been so associated with one climber as Northumberland is with Bob Smith. From the late 1970s Bob championed style, commitment and technicality to produce climbs whose beauty and challenge have diminished little over the years.

Feb 16, 2021

Coach and climbing philosophy through lived experiences. This podcast won't make you stronger, but it might help you climb better and love it more. She's the boss.

Feb 2, 2021

In the 1990s she was at the top levels, redpointing 8b and flashing E7. Niall Grimes chats to Karin Magog about how she got there and what she's been doing since.

Jan 29, 2021

Trailblazing Irish climbers reads from her autobiography.

Jan 11, 2021

North Wales based climbing photographer, Ray Wood, sits down and thinks about life over a cup of tea.

Dec 11, 2020

Alex Megos talk to Niall Grimes about his new 9c, Bibliography, at Ceuse.

Nov 11, 2020

It's a bit sweary, sorry. I read out my own story of training obsession and blurred boundaries. Sorry.

Nov 4, 2020

Driving force of North Wales bouldering exploration, master of cutting edge trad, sport and bouldering. Pete Robins sits down and blows his own trumpet.

Oct 20, 2020

Bernadette McDonald reads about the most Extreme arena in all of climbing, 8000m peaks in Winter from her new book, Winter 8000. The episode centres around the efforts to rescue Elisabeth Revol and Tomasz Mackiewicz on Nanga Parbat.

Oct 6, 2020

Sam Whittaker, the biceps behind Sheffield's Climbing Works bouldering centre, yarns on about setting up the Works, why it's special and how it's handled lockdown. Plus a journey through his life.

Sep 17, 2020

Young North Wales based boulderer, trad climber, bassist and student Lewis Perrin Williams talks about some of the important stuff in his life.

Sep 14, 2020

Star of Hard Grit, classic 1990s climbing vid, chats to Niall Grimes in a darkening graveyard.

Aug 11, 2020

10-year-old and mad-for-climbing Rose tells Niall Grimes about climbing 8a, why she loves climbing outdoors, about Spain and plans to travel.

Aug 4, 2020

Young Lakes-based trad star Anna Taylor in conversation under a tree.

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