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.
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!
Llanberis local and climbing lifer Charlie Torrance talks about a terrible car accident and the months of recovery that have followed.
Ben Moon pushed climbing to new levels in the 1980s and 90s. He spearheaded sport climbing, training, and bouldering and was the defining image of our sport through his climbs, look and attitude. Hear all about it.
He's an 80s trad boiler and Catwalk-walking sports cat. He's into telling you about his E7 when he's in the pub. He's got it in for Peakies. He's a right laugh. He's Mick Johnston.
Another mix of tunes, a bit of a disco party vibe.
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.
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.
Just me rambling on about myself, seacliffs, Welshmen and me dear friend Andy Scott. Probably not worth listening to.
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.