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Rank #48 in Wilderness category

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a climbing podcast

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a climbing podcast

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This podcast is the bees knees

By shayleebennett - Mar 23 2020
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Got me through many a road trip. Thanks Kalous!

Best climbing podcast

By flat lands climber - Feb 27 2020
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I’ve been listening for years now and it never gets old.

iTunes Ratings

1169 Ratings
Average Ratings
1108
29
15
9
8

This podcast is the bees knees

By shayleebennett - Mar 23 2020
Read more
Got me through many a road trip. Thanks Kalous!

Best climbing podcast

By flat lands climber - Feb 27 2020
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I’ve been listening for years now and it never gets old.
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The Enormocast: a climbing podcast

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Rank #1: Episode 133: Alex Honnold – Kind of a Big Deal.

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On Episode 132, I sit down with Alex Honnold. You may have heard of him. He recently free-handed the El Capitan. But seriously, a seriously-still-stoked Alex Honnold joins the Enormocast for his sophomore appearance. In opposition to his many recent mainstream appearances, on Jimmy Kimmel for example, we decided that a total move-for-move nerd-out on his history-making …

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Jul 25 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #2: Episode 100: Tommy Caldwell – Adventure Addict.

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On Episode 100 of the Enormocast, I get a little help from my friends to celebrate my entire catalog – 100! YEAH, DAWG! –  and we then get down to an epic convo with man of the hour, and climber of the ages, Tommy Caldwell. Tommy talks inspiration, professionalism, and the ups and downs of …

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Mar 08 2016

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Rank #3: Episode 28: Alex Honnold- Calmer than you are.

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On Episode 28, I bag with one clean shot, a perfectly healthy free-range Honnold. Alex sits down in a clean, well-lit place to expound on his life in the glare of the klieg lights . He tells us what it was like to lock eyes with the beautiful and mysterious Lara Logan, what it was …

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Feb 04 2013

58mins

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Rank #4: Episode 81: Peter Croft- Kid in a Candy Store.

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On Epsiode 81, I sit down at the Bonnie Springs Hotel during the Red Rock Rendezvous for a chat with a personal hero: Peter Croft. While I try to contain my fawning, Peter expounds on his relationship with John Bachar, the first free solo of Astroman, El Cap and Half Dome in a day, and …

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May 23 2015

1hr 39mins

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Rank #5: Episode 51: Lynn Hill- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Part 1

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On Episode 51, I have posted up the first half of a far-reaching interview with legend Lynn Hill. In this installment, Lynn talks about her near death experience, her beginnings in So Cal, and her association with some of the greats from those halcyon days in the 70s in Josh. She also reveals why she …

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Feb 05 2014

58mins

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Rank #6: Episode 118: Conrad Anker – You’ve Come Far, Pilgrim.

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On Episode 118, I sit down with consummate mountain man, Conrad Anker. Recorded before his recent brush with the reaper (see below), Conrad was already all too familiar with tragedy in the mountains.  A protégé of the late Mugs Stump, and goto partner of the fallen Alex Lowe, Conrad has been through the dark valley more …

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Dec 06 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #7: Episode 171: Mark Twight – Still Coming Down Part 1.

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On Episode 171, I sit down in the Dissect Podcast studio with former alpinist, Mark Twight, for part 1 of our talk from February 2019. Though Mark gave up extreme alpinism around 2000, his attitude, outlook, and philosophy are still that of a climber. In this EPIC late night and whiskey-fueled interview, Mark recounts a …

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Mar 14 2019

1hr 47mins

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Rank #8: Episode 151: A Candid Ascent of El Cap.

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On Episode 151 of the Enormocast, you, dear listener, join the Enormocast for an ascent of Golden Gate on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Golden Gate is a variation off the Salathe Wall, and as a free climb, the next step up from FreeRider. On May 18th, 2018, Steve Dilk and I blasted off up …

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Jun 01 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #9: Episode 52: Lynn Hill- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Part 2.

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On Episode 52, we wrap up the second half of my epic interview with Lynn Hill. See Part 1 here. Believing that she could do it was all that it really took for Lynn to free the Nose in 1993, and again in a day in 1994 (nearly 20 years ago! Holy crap!). This feat …

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Feb 17 2014

55mins

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Rank #10: Episode 165: Adam Ondra – Getting Closer to the Luck.

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On Episode 165 of the Enormocast, I sit down with quite possibly the world’s best rock climber, Adam Ondra. I found Adam luxuriating with 4 friends and colleagues in the Super Bowl Campground in Indian Creek, UT of all places. He and his crew were on a whirlwind tour of Yosemite, Smith Rocks, and Indian …

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Dec 14 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #11: Episode 13: Cedar Wright, witness to the sickness.

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On Episode 13, I meet up in the mobile studio with infamous climber Cedar Wright. Cedar fills us in on his hippy upbringing, his crash course in free soloing, and his days in the dirt in Yosemite Valley. Even though Cedar is known for his sarcastic wit, the Enormocast brings out his serious side as …

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Jun 16 2012

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Rank #12: Special Episode: Brad Gobright Repost.

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On November 27th, 2019, climber, friend, and former guest of the Enormocast, Brad Gobright fell to his death in Potrero Chico, Mexico. I had known Brad for a decade, and he had appeared on the the Enormocast in 2016. This is a repost of that interview with an added intro. The original is here. Since …

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: Episode 72: Author Kelly Cordes- In Search of Justice.

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On Episode 72 of the Enormocast, I barrel through record snow in the Previa to meet up with Kelly Cordes. Kelly has graced the Mobile Studio and the Live Stage on the Enormocast, but on this night, he proudly recounts the harrowing task of writing (and saying) The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy …

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Jan 06 2015

1hr 20mins

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Rank #14: Episode 6: Hayden Kennedy: Alpine Taliban or Patagonian Custodian™? (Part 1)

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Oh, man. On Episode 6 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a remote secret bunker deep in the Rockies with the man of the hour and my friend: Hayden Kennedy. HK comes clean about his season in Patagonia with Jason Kruk and their now infamous decision to remove the headwall bolt ladders on Cesare …

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Mar 01 2012

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Rank #15: Episode 92: James Lucas – Free Riding.

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On Episode 92 of the Enormocast, I reunite with a Enormo-favorite James Lucas. He left his Saturn behind, went to Spain, and climbed the Freerider in a day, all since we last heard from him in Episode 47. James continues to lead the dirtbag life, bouncing from Yosemite, to Salt Lake, and around the world. …

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Nov 04 2015

1hr 10mins

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Rank #16: Episode 31: Hayden Kennedy + Andrew Bisharat + PBR = Frothy Climbing Spray.

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Ho, Man! On Episode 31 of the Enormocast I lure Andrew Bisharat and Hayden Kennedy into the closet for an old-fashioned bro-down. Andrew and I discuss whether or not the recent ascent of La Dura Dura, AKA the hard hard hardest route in the world, even matters. Hayden tells the story of his Piolet d’Or …

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Mar 25 2013

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Episode 111: Brad Gobright – High Class Dirtbag.

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On Episode 111 of the Enormocast, I sit down with rock climber and genuine good guy, Brad Gobright. This lighthearted “kid” approaches climbing the gnar with joy and stoke, but don’t let that fool you – he’s got the eye of the tiger and skills of the ninja. Brad has been quietly crushing first free …

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Aug 25 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: Episode 11: What has two arms, one leg, and climbs like a mofo? Craig Demartino.

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Episode 11 is EPIC! Craig Demartino takes us blow by blow through his climbing accident which culminates (spoiler alert!) in losing his leg. He fights to survive, then he fights to regain his life, then fights to climb better than he ever did. The real deal doesn’t even come close to describing this guy. Guts, …

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May 16 2012

1hr 26mins

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Rank #19: Episode 149: Freddie Wilkinson – Just Stoked to Be There.

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On Episode 149 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the Wilkinson Family “Shabin” (shed that became a cabin) with the alpinist and author, Freddie Wilkinson. Freddie is known throughout the land as a super capable and stoked partner, but he’s also got his finger in the pie of many climbing related endeavors besides sending …

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Apr 25 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #20: Episode 157: Katie Lambert – Face Yourself.

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On Episode 157, I sit down in Bishop California with adventure climber and long lost friend, Katie Lambert, for a raucous, story-filled interview. Katie recounts her journey from the distinctly climbingless State of Louisiana to Toulumne and Yosemite Valley.  Katie tells of her travails trying to get into America’s Hat, climbing in the Northwest Territories …

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Aug 16 2018

1hr 21mins

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Episode 201: Listener Mail Volume 4 – The Almost No PAS Edition.

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On Episode 201 of the Enormocast, I sit down at the Monkey House climbing gym in Carbondale, CO with repeat guest Mary Harlan and Rock and Ice’s Francis Sanzaro to answer listener mail. Both Mary and Francis have decades of climbing experience, and Mary happens to also be an experienced guide. On this long awaited …

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Jul 11 2020

1hr 37mins

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Episode 200: Timmy O’Neill – A Life of Yes.

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On Episode 200 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Timmy O’Neill. Timmy made a name for himself as a speed demon on the walls of Yosemite, but also as a fast-talking wise ass in such films as Urban Ape and Paralellojams. Born on the mean streets of Philly as one member of an enormous …

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Jun 18 2020

1hr 32mins

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Episode 199: Old Dog, New Ticks with Kris Hampton

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On Episode 199 of the Enormocast, my coach, Kris Hampton, and I talk about what its been like to try and train a crusty curmudgeon like me. Since adulting hit me hard in the last couple years and Carbondale got its first real climbing gym, I came up with a plan to actually train for …

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May 31 2020

1hr 24mins

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Episode 198: Tom Livingstone – Devotion’s Visage.

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On Episode 198 of the Enormocast, I sit down in Ouray, Colorado on a too bright Sunday morning with British alpinist, Tom Livingstone. Tom was born in the climbing desert of southern England, but now bases out of the climbing Mecca of North Wales. A traditional rock climber at first, Tom has made a name …

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May 15 2020

1hr 16mins

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Episode 197: Katie Brown – The Invisible Girl.

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On Episode 197 of the Enormocast, I sit down with former champion comp climber, Katie Brown. Katie Brown inhabited a place in competition climbing in the 90s when the kids took over the sport. Her cohort, the likes of Chris Sharma, Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, were the first wave of young competitors to put the …

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Apr 30 2020

1hr 20mins

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Episode 196: Janelle and Mark Smiley – The Purpose Makes Strong the Vow.

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On Episode 196 of the Enormocast, I sit down with couple, Janelle and Mark Smiley. Janelle and Mark spent much of the last decade in a van pursuing the 50 Classic Climbs of North America. In addition to that hair-brained addiction to climbing and alpinism, both are crack skiers and guides, with Mark and 18 …

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Apr 14 2020

1hr 34mins

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Episode 195: Tom Randall – Just a Pony Shuffler at Heart.

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On Episode 195 of the Enormocast, I sit down in my comfortable study with British climber Tom Randall. Tom just happened to be driving by in a snowstorm and turned up on my doorstep desperate for shelter. So we made a deal: warmth and comfort for an Enormocast. Tom talks about his entry into the …

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Apr 01 2020

1hr 21mins

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Episode 194: Dru Mack – Getting Out of His Own Way.

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On Episode 194, I sit down in Denver, Colorado with Louisville, KY native and Red River Gorge climber, Dru Mack. Dru is a youngish climber and coach who dropped roots in the Red as a kid, and now uses the base he gained there to tick hard sport pitches and boulders worldwide. At an early …

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Mar 20 2020

1hr 11mins

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Episode 193: George Lowe III – A Fortunate Man.

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On Episode 193, I sit down with American alpine legend, George Lowe. George grew up in Ogden, Utah, among an extended family of climbers, skiers, river runners that included his equally legendary cousin, Jeff. A self-described dork, George found a home among the small counter culture of climbing and began using his problem solving skills …

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Feb 27 2020

1hr 16mins

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Episode 192: Jenny Fischer – Love and Logic.

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On Episode 192 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the Access Fund offices late night with Jenny Fischer. Jenny grew up and lived in the small city of Port Huron, Michigan until she was 30. Then she blew up her rather preordained life and lit out after a dream she’d had since she was …

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Feb 12 2020

1hr 23mins

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Episode 191: Dakota Walz – From Catch Outs to Runouts.

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On Episode 191 of the Enormocast, I sit down with climber, author, and avid urban adventurer, Dakota Walz. Dakota grew up in the Midwest, Fargo and Kansas City, but longed for adventure beyond the confines of the flat lands. First finding adventure in urban climbing and train hopping and then turning to climbing, Dakota eventually …

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Jan 25 2020

1hr 17mins

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Episode 190: TAPS 2020 aka The Things We Wished Were Cancelled Edition.

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On Episode 190 of the Enormocast, I sit down with friends Andrew Bisharat and Steve Dilk take aim at foibles, dangers, and annoyances in climbing that continue to plague our sport and our minds. What’s on the block this year? Bad dog owners, simul-rappelling, snotty belay testers, speed climbing, and more. Fueled by our whiskey …

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Jan 06 2020

1hr 54mins

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Episode 189: Lee Cujes – Welcome to Australia, Mate.

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On Episode 189, I sit down with Australian rock climber, developer, Lee Cujes, and force him to do the impossible: speak for the entire climbing community of Australia. Lee is the first Aussie ever on the Enormocast, and I can’t help but recall some of the great times I had on my seminal trip to …

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Dec 17 2019

1hr 39mins

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Episode 188: Jason Kruk – When There’s Nothing Left to Prove.

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On Episode 188 of the Enormocast, I sit down in Squamish, BC with Canadian alpinist, Jason Kruk. Jason and I have been threatening to do a show for almost 8 years now and finally got it on tape. Jason delves into his beginnings, his storied partnership with Will Stanhope, his love of alpinism, and his …

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Dec 06 2019

1hr 18mins

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Special Episode: Brad Gobright Repost.

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On November 27th, 2019, climber, friend, and former guest of the Enormocast, Brad Gobright fell to his death in Potrero Chico, Mexico. I had known Brad for a decade, and he had appeared on the the Enormocast in 2016. This is a repost of that interview with an added intro. The original is here. Since …

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 8mins

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Episode 187: Brittany Goris- To Dream the Impossible (Trad) Dream.

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On Episode 187, I sit down with recent trad convert, Brittany Goris. We were ensconced on a very cold evening in the Mobile Studio parked in the Supercrack Parking lot in Indian Creek. Brittany started as a boulderer and sport climber but has been spending her energies recently exploring the limits of her trad climbing. …

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Nov 14 2019

1hr 14mins

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Episode 186: Sean Bailey – The New Old School.

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On Episode 186 of the Enormocast, I sit down with comp climber, boulderer, and sport climber, Sean Bailey. Sean’s outdoor feats include an ascent of Biographie/Realization (5.15a) in Ceuse, France and Joe Mama (5.15a) at Oliana, Spain. His comp results have put him on top of Nationals in both bouldering and lead, not to mention …

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Nov 03 2019

1hr 4mins

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Episode 185: Hobo Greg – Crossing the Threshold.

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On Episode 185 of the Enormocast, I am joined in Carbondale by a mythical figure named Hobo Greg. Who is Hobo Greg? I don’t know, even now. He left his home in New Jersey on a Greyhound bus four years ago and is now a climbing guide in Joshua Tree. He drinks wine by the …

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Oct 15 2019

1hr 21mins

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Episode 184: Corey Rich – The Story is the Thing

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On Episode 184, I sit down with climber and photographer, Corey Rich. Corey came up as a dirtbag climber, but he simultaneously started a serious study of photography and how to use a camera. A fateful roadtrip put his images in front of the main climbing media outlets of the day like Climbing Magazine and …

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Sep 30 2019

1hr 29mins

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Episode 183: Jim Donini – Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends.

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On Episode 183 of the Enormocast, I sit down with truly legendary alpinist, Jim Donini. Jim has been banging it out on big climbs since before most of you, dear listeners, were born. Jim cemented his reputation early on in Patagonia when it was still a truly wild frontier, but Donini went on to put …

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Sep 17 2019

1hr 21mins

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iTunes Ratings

1169 Ratings
Average Ratings
1108
29
15
9
8

This podcast is the bees knees

By shayleebennett - Mar 23 2020
Read more
Got me through many a road trip. Thanks Kalous!

Best climbing podcast

By flat lands climber - Feb 27 2020
Read more
I’ve been listening for years now and it never gets old.