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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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Jun 29, 2022

Portugese-born, 22-year-old Teresa tells us how climbing looks like from where she is sat, under a tree in Sheffield on a sunny Thursday. More tea, vicar?

May 29, 2022
Pin-sharp trad boiler and world-renowned anti-Varian Franco Cookson sits down with me in a pub and after a while we forgot what we came in for. Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please. I said two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please.
May 24, 2022
The more northerly member of the Beastmaker duo sifts through his thoughts on his greatest bouldering addition, the mega-highball 8B+, Bombadil. Also much crack about the Prow at Kyloe-in-the-Woods.
Apr 22, 2022

A super conversation with Zofia Reych, author of a forthcoming book, Born to Climb. We talk about her book, also about Fontainebleau, her Women's Bouldering Festival, the pandemic, autism and being gender queer. It's laugh-a-minute stuff!

Mar 17, 2022

Jerry Moffatt was widely considered to be the best climber in the world during his epic career spanning from the 1980s to the early 2000s. With hard first ascents and quick repeats on sport and trad and bouldering all round the globe, to epic soloing and competition success. Here hear some of his tales.

Feb 15, 2022

French climber, Alain Robert, has been one of the world’s most outrageous soloist for over 30 years. He has soloed numerous routes in the 8a – 8b range, most famously La Nuit du Lézards in Buoux in 1991 which stunned the climbing world. In the years since he has taken his skills and nerve to skyscraping heights by soloing many of the world’s tallest buildings. This lawbreaking pursuit has earned him great fame as well as his nickname, the French Spiderman.

Jan 18, 2022

Ed February tells his story of growing up in South Africa, finding climbing and the barriers he faced as a black climber in in the Apartheid era of the 1970s. Then how his world opened up in the 1980s and beyond.

Dec 22, 2021

This 28-year-old Chicago/Colorado climber is one of the world's top female boulderers, with multiple 8B+/V14s to her credit. Yet she flies under the radar, deciding to avoid the harsh glare of self promotion on social media. Let's hear what she's all about!

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.

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