Rank #1: JCPC 013 Alex Honnold
Alex Honnold, the world's most celebrated free soloist, sits down for a chinwag with Niall Grimes.
Rank #2: JCPC 003 Tommy Caldwell
In this episode Niall Grimes interviews US climber Tommy Caldwell about his childhood, early climbing, getting kidnapped in Kyrgyzstan and the Dawn Wall.
Rank #3: JCPC 026 Wideboyz
The world famous Wideboyz, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, talk dodgy websites, wide cracks, cellar sessions, training plans and forgiveness.
Rank #4: JCPC 061 Yuji Hirayama
Top climber, top guy, Japan’s Yuji Hirayama has pushed many of climbing’s boundaries in his day. An early master of comps in the 1990s, first on-sight of 8c, The Nose speed record, and still climbing at a high level today. Hear his vibe.
Rank #5: 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.
Rank #6: JCPC 067 Ancient Arts
Niall Grimes reads his own story - a trip to one of the world's most ancient climbing areas turns decidedly hairy
Rank #7: JCPC 042 Steve McClure
Britain's best sport climber, Mister 9b, remembers the old school, looks at redpoint philosophy and what the future holds.
Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: 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.
Rank #10: 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.
Rank #11: JCPC 019 Lucy Creamer
Lucy Creamer, one of the UK's greatest female climbers, gives the lowdown on her highlife.
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.
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.
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: JCPC 038 Andi Turner
Staffordshire local Andi Turner wags his chin with Niall Grimes about black dogs, fairies, stars, sandstone, Staffordshire Nose and many other things.
Rank #16: JCPC 036 Mark 'Zippy' Pretty
Mark Pretty has spent three decades at the heart of British climbing. Hear his tales of: Himalayan epics; Stoney woodshed; the 1970s; the birth of sport climbing; the great climbers; the birth of sport climbing; coaching; Raven Tor; surviving.
Rank #17: 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.
Rank #18: JCPC 040 Andi Turner reads The Magic Flute
Andi Turner reads his own story, The Magic Flute.
Rank #19: JCPC 039 Katherine Schirrmacher
Climber, coach and mum Katherine Schirrmacher sits down and chats about: chatting; The School; Broomgroove Wall; female climbing; freedom; the future.
Rank #20: 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.