Jam Crack - The Niall Grimes Climbing Podcast
By Niall Grimes
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Irish / Sheffield climber and author Niall Grimes in conversation with top dogs, cool cats and committed crag rats from the neighbourhood and the international climbing scene. Also classic climbing stories read aloud for your aural pleasure. Mmmmmmm! See more at http://www.niallgrimes.com
||CleanWarmup mix for ElementOne gig||I'm doing a set at a night called ElementOne, Club dB, Bangor, Gwynedd on 21 April. Here's a taster.||12 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 040 Andi Turner reads The Magic Flute||Andi Turner reads his own story, The Magic Flute.||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 039 Katherine Schirrmacher||Climber, coach and mum Katherine Schirrmacher sits down and chats about: chatting; The School; Broomgroove Wall; female climbing; freedom; the future.||26 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 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.||12 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 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.||29 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 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.||15 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 035 Andy Cave: Distilled||A portrait of British mountaineer and rock climber, Andy Cave. This episode was produced by UK-based outdoor folm-makers, Hotaches Productions. That's what it sounds better than your usual Jam Crack Podcast.||1 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 034 Molly Thompson-Smith||London-based Molly Thompson Smith is one of the hot tickets on the competition circuit. Tune in to hear about her experiences, and lots more besides.||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 033 Yuri Kruglov||Niall Grimes has a chat with Russian / Crimean climber, Yuri Kruglov, about life and climbing in Yuri's homeland. In this interview the interviewer reveals his lack of any real knowledge of Russia beyond its space ships and the odd battle in WW2.||8 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 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.||19 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 031 Ruth Jenkins||Ruth Jenkins pushed British female standards in the 1990s, with ground-breaking ascents of 8a+ and 8b routes. Hear her recollations of the time as she sits down with her early climbing inspiration, Niall Grimes.||27 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 030 Niall Grimes reads Grit||Niall Grimes reads his own account of Seb Grieve's ascent of Parthian Shot and his own short story, The Medium.||28 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 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 s**t.||11 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 028 Maddy Cope||With a free ascent of El Capitan via the notorious Freerider, sport redpoints up to 8b, Maddy Cope is among the most accomplished all rounders in the land. Yet you don’t hear much about this young gun. Perhaps this young gun has a silencer fitted?...||24 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 027 Joe Healey||Liver of life Joe Healey lays down down the arc of his story so far.||31 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 026 Wideboyz||The world famous Wideboyz, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, talk dodgy websites, wide cracks, cellar sessions, training plans and forgiveness.||19 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 025 Mark Leach||Top 1980s sport climber, author of some of the hardest sport climbs anywhere at the time, recalls Lancashire, Malham, Sheffield, the Peak, France and Lycra.||10 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 024 Andy Parkin||Top Chamonix-based alpinist Andy Parkin, author of cutting edge climbs on the Alps and bigger mountains, talks about early art, big fights with skinheads, approaches to climbs, Nepal and climbing highpoints.||20 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 023 A Short Walk with Whillans read by Rab Carrington||Scottish climbing legend Rab Carrington reads two stories: His own An Early Ascent of Raven Gully, about a winter ascent of the classic line on The Buchaille and Tom Patety’s A Short Walk with Whillans, in which the fondly-remembered Tom Patey...||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 022 Jen Randall||Multi-award-winning outdoor film maker Jen Randall discusses the creative process involved in making her films such as Operation Moffat, The Bothy Project and Project Mina, as well as her next venture, working with Andy Kirkpatrick on the film...||30 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 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.||22 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 020 Ben Silvestre reads Helmet Boiler||Sheffield-based rock climber and alpinist, Ben Silvestre, reads Helmet Boiler, a story about a Gogarth choss-ride, and a poem, My Darker Self.||20 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 019 Lucy Creamer||Lucy Creamer, one of the UK's greatest female climbers, gives the lowdown on her highlife.||7 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 018 And Then It Hit Me||Niall Grimes reads his own story, And Then It Hit Me. Also Brick Edge Cruiser; competition.||20 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 017 John Redhead||John Redhead, author of many of the bigges, baddest leads of the 1980s talks to Niall Grimes about: septic tanks; sonic archaeology; Indian Face; North Stack Wall; Cloggy; The Bells; The Queen; Paul Williams.||8 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 016 Glenn Robbins||NG talk to Australian climbing photographer Glenn Robbins who produced many iconic images in the 1980s and since. Topics include Arapiles; photography; arseless leather chaps; Wolfgang Gullich; Sheffield; Gogarth; Paul Pritchard; depression.||11 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 015 Martin Boysen||Niall Grimes chats with top British climber from the 1960s, 70s and beyond, Martin Boysen. Topics include: mental training World War 2; the Rock and Ice Club; Joe Brown; gritstone; sandstone; Clint Eastwood; Cerro Torre; development of gear; Trango Towe||23 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 014 The Pitter Potter of Massive Feet||Niall Grimes reads his own story about a chance meeting with the late Dean Potter.||21 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 013 Alex Honnold||Alex Honnold, the world's most celebrated free soloist, sits down for a chinwag with Niall Grimes.||5 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 012 The Only Blasphemy||John Long reads The Only Blasphemy, his near-leethal encounter with the ropeless Najinski, John Bacher||10 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 011 The Highliners||Getting the lowdown on the highline, Niall Grimes talks to a group of highliners about their obscure activity.||26 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 010 Paul Pritchard reads Rubble Merchants||In this episode Paul Pritchard reads his own story, Rubble Merchants, Slate Heads and Others from his book, Deep Play.||13 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 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-hikin||24 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 008 Dermot Somers reads Dark Mourne||In this episode Dermot Somers reads his own short story, Dark Mourne.||15 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 007 Catherine Destivelle||In this episode Niall Grimes chats with the leading female climber of the 1980s, Catherine Destivelle, about childhood, the Verdon Gorge, competitions and late-night poker sessions.||1 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 006 The View From Dead Horse Point||Chris Schulte reads Chuck Pratt's legendary account of desert climbing exploration in the 1960s, The View From Dead Horse Point.||16 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 005 Michaela Tracy||In this episode Niall Grimes interviews British climber Michaela Tracy about growing up through competitions, Word Cup experiences, training, health issues and the discovery of trad climbing.||3 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 004 Niall Grimes reads You've Been Popped||In this episode Niall Grimes reads out one of his own stories, You've Been Popped. It concerns a day out on a wet gritstone crag, an awkward roof crack, a mysterious American climber and a huge cam.||18 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 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.||4 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 002 Niall Grimes reads The Dimmest Glimmer||In this episode Niall Grimes reads out one of his own stories, The Dimmest Glimmer, set in a climbers' hut at the edge of Ireland's great, dark crag, Fair Head. Also music from www.dobdobdob.co.uk||26 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJCPC 001 Chris 'Gus' Hudgins||In this episode Niall Grimes talks with Sheffield climber Chris 'Gus' Hudgins about early climbing, life in Sheffield, the Climbing Works and their notorious parties and about his own techno DJing.||15 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJamcrack Podcast Episode 000||The jingle for the show||1 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
We need more of this.
Just listened and thought it was great.
Keep up the good work and banter.
It's The Works
Found this by accident, and really enjoyed it.
@grimerclimber has the gift of the gab, and some nice retro Sheffield content.
Looking forward to see things develop. Much needed content for the climbing community.
Echoes Of Ape Index
Listened to the first episode last night. Loved it. Perfect for a slow drive in the dark and the rain across the Peak. Looking forward to Tommy Caldwell.