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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 133: Alex Honnold – Kind of a Big Deal."

1hr 21mins

25 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 100: Tommy Caldwell – Adventure Addict.

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 … Continue reading "Episode 100: Tommy Caldwell – Adventure Addict."

8 Mar 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 28: Alex Honnold- Calmer than you are.

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 … Continue reading "Episode 28: Alex Honnold- Calmer than you are."

58mins

4 Feb 2013

Rank #3

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 81: Peter Croft- Kid in a Candy Store."

1hr 39mins

23 May 2015

Rank #4

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 51: Lynn Hill- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Part 1"

58mins

5 Feb 2014

Rank #5

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 118: Conrad Anker – You’ve Come Far, Pilgrim."

1hr 8mins

6 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 171: Mark Twight – Still Coming Down Part 1."

1hr 47mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 151: A Candid Ascent of El Cap.

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 … Continue reading "Episode 151: A Candid Ascent of El Cap."

1hr 26mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 52: Lynn Hill- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Part 2."

55mins

17 Feb 2014

Rank #9

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 165: Adam Ondra – Getting Closer to the Luck."

1hr 14mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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Episode 13: Cedar Wright, witness to the sickness.

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 … Continue reading "Episode 13: Cedar Wright, witness to the sickness."

16 Jun 2012

Rank #11

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Special Episode: Brad Gobright Repost.

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 … Continue reading "Special Episode: Brad Gobright Repost."

1hr 8mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 72: Author Kelly Cordes- In Search of Justice."

1hr 20mins

6 Jan 2015

Rank #13

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 6: Hayden Kennedy: Alpine Taliban or Patagonian Custodian™? (Part 1)"

1 Mar 2012

Rank #14

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Episode 92: James Lucas – Free Riding.

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. … Continue reading "Episode 92: James Lucas – Free Riding."

1hr 10mins

4 Nov 2015

Rank #15

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 190: TAPS 2020 aka The Things We Wished Were Cancelled Edition."

1hr 54mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 31: Hayden Kennedy + Andrew Bisharat + PBR = Frothy Climbing Spray."

1hr 12mins

25 Mar 2013

Rank #17

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Episode 111: Brad Gobright – High Class Dirtbag.

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 … Continue reading "Episode 111: Brad Gobright – High Class Dirtbag."

1hr 4mins

25 Aug 2016

Rank #18

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

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, … Continue reading "Episode 11: What has two arms, one leg, and climbs like a mofo? Craig Demartino."

1hr 26mins

16 May 2012

Rank #19

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

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 … Continue reading "Episode 149: Freddie Wilkinson – Just Stoked to Be There."

1hr 21mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #20