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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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Now displaying: 2023
Dec 23, 2023

Your annual sermon from the disco pulpit where the Jesus of beats and the Devil of groove battle it out in an epic dance to the death. Hot dog! Love's a-winnin!

Dec 18, 2023

23-year-old Zoe was born into climbing in the hills and homes of North Wales where the slopes of Eryri turn their eyes towards the sea, This world was sketched in a recent film, Adra, which captured too her love for her home. Hear about it and her current career as a routesetter and a move to Sheffield. Many Cackles are had.

Dec 6, 2023

In part 2 we hear about Leo’s attempt to push standards and adventure on El Cap, breathtaking stories of wingsuit flying, racing Jeremy Clarkson, then taking his skills to the arctic wilderness and finally bringing it closer to home.

Dec 5, 2023

Leo Houlding is one of the finest and boldest rock climbers Britain has produced. In this first of a two-part interview we follow his journey from early Gritstone and wild Welsh forays onto the huge canvas of Yosemite’s El Capitan. Stunning.

Nov 20, 2023

Chris Bonington’s name is synonymous with high altitude mountaineering the world over and he led the charge into the extreme during the sport’s most ambitious years. Alongside a successful and visionary career in the Himalayan giants from the 1960s through to the 1980s, CB communicated our sport to the armchair audience via his books and presentations. Hear all about his highlife.

Nov 10, 2023

Russ Clune has been more places, met more people and climbed more climbs than most of us put together. Hear this Gunks legend tell us about decades of climbing fun around the world, how things used to be and how things have changed. Old school guaranteed!

Oct 19, 2023

YouTuber, influencer and all-time trad slab moose Anna Hazelnutt takes us behind the scenes of video creation and climbing-wall superstardom. Legend.

Oct 6, 2023

Two stories. Niall Grimes reads his own Tents Situation and Tom LeFanu read The Waiting Game. Enjoy xx

Sep 15, 2023

Who can forget Didier Berthod from his attempts on Cobra Crack in 2007's smash video, First Ascent. The Swiss-born crack maestro's life sure has taken some turns since then. Find out all.

Sep 5, 2023

Al Burgess reads wild stories of 1980s alpinism and all that that world entailed - fighting for your life and passing into death.

Jul 28, 2023

Adventure boulderer Ruby Petch is one of the driving forces of the development of North Devon. By hiking pads, figuring tides, checking coves and sniffing out nooks Ruby and her small band of pad pirates have carried the proud Devon torch into new areas.

Hear her crack here.

Jul 13, 2023

The world's best climber? Hell yeah! Adam Ondra gives us a tale of childhood, grades, Dawn Wall, comps and choss. Get in!

Jun 19, 2023

In part 2 of Dean’s interview we chat about the Stonemasters’ reincarnation, the Stone Monkeys, who brought their heart and soul to Yosemite’s walls in the 1990s, and most particularly, Dean Potter.

Jun 19, 2023

Dean Fidelman’s photographs captured the wild characters of the Stonemasters as they revolutionized the climbing of Southern California in the 1970s. John Long, John Bacher, Lynn Hill, John Yablonski and Dale Bard all sparkle in his stunning black and white images. Hear all about it in part 1 of Dean’s interview.

May 25, 2023

She's ony 22 and she's already ticked many of the best 8as and 8bs in Yorkshire and has done 8b+ and Kilnsey, And she's a right laugh. Check out Anna Wild!

May 5, 2023

The Burgess twins were a legendary force in the mountaineering world of the 1970s and 80s. Al and his brother Adrian smashed full-force into the rollicking world of alpinism and high altitude, high attitude mountaineering. Full value crack, guaranteed.

Apr 27, 2023

Niall Grimes introduces top Himalayan climber of the 70s, 80s andf 90s, Al Burgess.

Mar 30, 2023

She's the ultimate Little Person! She's the Little Pearson! She's Liv Pearson. South-Wales-based LP it a climbing nut and a bright star in the SW bouldering scene. Let's hear her crack!

Mar 14, 2023

The young Scot owns the strongest fingers in the game and he has pointed them at many of the UK’s hardest routes, and they have quivered before his might. In this podcast we chat early days, Malcolm Smith, Adam Ondra, Burden of Dreams, Excalibur, his diet and much much more. Much fun!

Feb 27, 2023

A reading of the classic caving story, The Honour of Being Human, about the tragic death of Neil Moss. Read by Anna Paxton.

Feb 20, 2023

Llanberis local and climbing lifer Charlie Torrance talks about a terrible car accident and the months of recovery that have followed.

Jan 8, 2023

Gunshot say rewind, spin say the man forward, You want more Cubby you got more Cubby. More Brat, more ice, more Malc, more everything!

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