Rank #1: JCPC 013 Alex Honnold
Alex Honnold, the world's most celebrated free soloist, sits down for a chinwag with Niall Grimes.
Jun 05 2016
Rank #2: JCPC 072 Ryan Pasquill
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.
Sep 10 2019
Rank #3: JCPC 021 Alex Megos
Alex Megos, the 23-year-old Übercrimpenkranker, and the first climber in the world to onsight 9a, is coerced into a small art room at the Kendal Mountain Festival. Here he tells Niall Grimes loads of really important and interesting stuff.
Nov 22 2016
Rank #4: JCPC 029 The Greatest Climber in the World
American climber, friend of the show, Chris Schulte reads Bernard Amy’s classic tale, The Greatest Climber in the world. Deep shit.
Mar 11 2017
Rank #5: JCPC 042 Steve McClure
Britain's best sport climber, Mister 9b, remembers the old school, looks at redpoint philosophy and what the future holds.
Jul 04 2018
Rank #6: JCPC 009 Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll
In this episode Niall Grimes has a chinwag with Irish / Belgian A-list, globe-trotting, seaboat-sailing, shanty-singing, rock-lubber, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll. We talk about Patagonia, Greenland, Ireland, the Atlantic, sexual predators and hitch-hiking.
Mar 25 2016
Rank #7: JCPC 062 Moon, Megos, Yuji, Lucille and Me
Niall Grimes reads his own story about a trip to Kalymnos where he gets to hang out with some famous climbers: Ben Moon, Yuji Hirayama, Alex Megos, Jibe Tribout, Boone Speed, and some famous climbers he hadn't heard of before.
Mar 18 2019
Rank #8: JCPC 037 Maddy Cope reads Freerider
Crackanory. It’s a story episode. Maddy Cope reads her account of her ascent of El Capitan’s Freerider. Badass.
Aug 29 2017
Rank #9: JCPC 060 Angus Kille reads Indian Face
Angus Kille reads his account of climbing Indian Face, the UK's first E9, and one of the most feared leads in the UK.
Jan 09 2019
Rank #10: JCPC 069 Emma Twyford Part 1
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 26 2019
Rank #11: JCPC 063 Chris Schulte
Chris Schulte, major US bouldering prospector and arête crusher, is one of the defining spirits of Jam Crack. You'll know his voice from great story episodes. Niall Grimes finally catches him in person over a couple of daytime pints in Sheffield's Broadfield pub.
Apr 02 2019
Rank #12: JCPC 058 Ned Feehally
He’s one half of the Beastmaker team, and one of the strongest climbers in the UK. Ned Feehally has added some of the country’s hardest problems, bouldered up to Font 8C, done well in comps and pushed the art of highball bouldering as far as it’s been pushed. Yet he remains backstage and keeps his climbing to himself. Let’s hear what this dark horse has to say.
Nov 29 2018
Rank #13: JCPC 054 Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon
These two are royalty who have sailed the spaceship of trad climbing into outer space since the 1980s. Legends. We talk: Cloggy; Indian Face; morphic resonance; Gogarth; Nesscliffe.
Oct 30 2018
Rank #14: JCPC 055 Gary Gibson
Britain's most prolific new router, most dedicated bolter and most obsessive Stranglers fan talks about life and near death.
Nov 06 2018
Rank #15: JCPC 043 Nick Bullock - Tides
Top UK adventurer, alpinist and rock climber Nick Bullocks reads a selection of passages from his new book, Tides. Nick's a gas.
Jul 10 2018
Rank #16: JCPC 064 Eddie Fowke
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.
Apr 15 2019
Rank #17: JCPC 032 John Allen
The Boss. A conversation with John Allen who, as a teenager in the 1970s, revolutionised gritstone climbing with a near-endless string of first ascents of the finest routes.
May 19 2017
Rank #18: JCPC 050 Mick Fowler
Britain's most celebrated adventure mountaineer of the last decades talks about loose seacliffs, Scottish winter, the London scene, expeditions and cancer.
Oct 03 2018
Rank #19: JCPC 012 The Only Blasphemy
John Long reads The Only Blasphemy, his near-leethal encounter with the ropeless Najinski, John Bacher
May 10 2016
Rank #20: JCPC 040 Andi Turner reads The Magic Flute
Andi Turner reads his own story, The Magic Flute.
Oct 11 2017