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.
Anita talks about some of the work she has been doing to encourage diverse groups into climbing.
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.
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.
Trailblazing Irish climbers reads from her autobiography.
North Wales based climbing photographer, Ray Wood, sits down and thinks about life over a cup of tea.
Alex Megos talk to Niall Grimes about his new 9c, Bibliography, at Ceuse.
It's a bit sweary, sorry. I read out my own story of training obsession and blurred boundaries. Sorry.
Driving force of North Wales bouldering exploration, master of cutting edge trad, sport and bouldering. Pete Robins sits down and blows his own trumpet.
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.
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.
Star of Hard Grit, classic 1990s climbing vid, chats to Niall Grimes in a darkening graveyard.
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.
Paul Pritchard and George Smith read their farewells to their friend and 80's slate legend, Trevor Hodgson.
Gritstone master and pioneer of many of grit's finest Extremes died in a climbing accident last week. Niall Grimes remembers his experiences of some of JA's routes, and plays some music.
I spend an hour playing other people's music and try to take credit for it. Yay!
I ramble a few bits and pieces and tell a story about me n Brian Callen in Yosemite. And play some music.
Top adventure climber Nick Bullock recalls tales of loose rock, looser friends and the loosest ethics. Funny as hell!
Blind climber Jesse Dufton talks about his starring role in the award-winning documentary Climbing Blind, culminating in his on-sight lead of the Old Man of Hoy. Awesome.
Jim Pope, "The Last Climber", does well at Grit headgames, international comps and sport climbing. He wants to tick Extreme Rock and climb in the Himalayas. He's a dude. Niall Grimes chats to him.
A story about a day of great pain in Red Rocks and Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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.
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.