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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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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 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.

Jun 16, 2020

Paul Pritchard and George Smith read their farewells to their friend and 80's slate legend, Trevor Hodgson.

May 27, 2020

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.

May 5, 2020

I spend an hour playing other people's music and try to take credit for it. Yay!

Mar 26, 2020

I ramble a few bits and pieces and tell a story about me n Brian Callen in Yosemite. And play some music.

Jan 15, 2020

Top adventure climber Nick Bullock recalls tales of loose rock, looser friends and the loosest ethics. Funny as hell!

Dec 16, 2019

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.

Dec 2, 2019

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.

Nov 25, 2019

A story about a day of great pain in Red Rocks and Las Vegas.

Sep 10, 2019

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.

Jul 31, 2019

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.

Jul 2, 2019

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. 

Jun 26, 2019

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. 

Jun 4, 2019

Poet and novelist Helen Mort reads some of her work based in the universe of climbing including extracts from her recently-published novel, Black Car Burning, Well good.

May 22, 2019

Niall Grimes reads his own story - a trip to one of the world's most ancient climbing areas turns decidedly hairy

May 18, 2019

Second instalment of Paul Dunlop chat yarning on about Germany, Elbesandstein, ghosts, being good at climbing, youth and travelling.

Apr 29, 2019

Paul is my oldest friend and the person I started climbing with. This is the first of two interviews. Some incredible stories in here. Then he had to catch a train.

Apr 15, 2019

The Olympics are a-coming. Eddie Fowke has been on the scene for years, photographing the action and watching from the sidelines. He knows what's happening; I didn't. Eddie explains the whole shit show to me. Tune in, and you'll learn a lot.

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