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165: Adam Ondra – Getting Closer to the Luck.
Dec 14 • 74 min
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…
164: Jamie Logan – Owning Her Identity.
Nov 27 • 82 min
On Episode 164 of the Enormocast, I sit down with CLIMB!ing legend, Jamie Logan. Logan was one of a handful of climbers in 1970s era Boulder, CO redefining what climbing would look like in the coming decades: from resetting free-climbing standards to…
163: Blake Cason – Let’s Be Honest.
Nov 12 • 71 min
On Episode 163 of the Enormocast, I sit down in an RV in the Supercrack parking lot with wellness coach, Blake Cason. Blake, through her business Pivot Integrative Wellness, helps people achieve wellness through mindfulness and radical honesty. Blake has…
162: Justin Salas – Trading Eyesight for a Vision.
Oct 26 • 67 min
On Episode 162 of the Enormocast, I sit down with visually impaired climber, Justin Salas. Hailing from the unlikely climbing locale of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Justin started losing his sight to an unidentified syndrome while a teenager. The first thing to be…
161: Jordan Cannon – Looking Back to Go Forward.
Oct 12 • 71 min
On Episode 161 of the Enormocast, I sit down with young wall-climber, Jordan Cannon. Jordan’s path to climbing, while rather normal 30 years ago, flies in the face of the standard young person’s path through the gym to the boulders. Instead, Jordan went…
160: Kathy Karlo Goes Deep.
Sep 30 • 65 min
On Episode 160 of the Enormocast, I sit down with blogger and freshly minted podcaster, Kathy Karlo. Kathy made a name for herself with her For the Love of Climbing blog , and has now rocked climbing podcasting with a new show that pulls no punches on the…
159: Sam Elias – You Can’t Climb Everything.
Sep 16 • 59 min
On Episode 159 of the Enormocast, I sit down with professional climber Sam Elias in his camper parked at Rifle Mountain Park. With the creek gurgling in the background and the occasional late night drive-by, we get deep into Sam’s motivations and psyche.…
158: Ken Yager and the Yosemite Facelift.
Sep 1 • 77 min
On Episode 158 of the Enormocast, I sit down in my sweet Denver hotel room with Ken Yager and Allyson Gunsallus of the Yosemite Climbing Association. Ken Yager started the Yosemite Facelift event 15 years ago out of his pickup, and the gathering has since…
157: Katie Lambert – Face Yourself.
Aug 16 • 81 min
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…
156: Dean Fidelman – Film, Like Love, Takes Time Part 2.
Aug 2 • 58 min
LISTEN TO PART 1 HERE. On Episode 156 of the Enormocast, we find the second half of an interview with artist, photographer, climber, historian, Dean Fidelman. Dean was/is a Stonemaster, was/is a Stone Monkey – the only guy to really span those two distant…
155: Dean Fidelman – Film, Like Love, Takes Time Part 1.
Jul 31 • 61 min
On Episode 155 of the Enormocast, I sit down in Lynn Hill‘s office with artist, photographer, climber, historian, Dean Fidelman. Dean was/is a Stonemaster, was/is a Stone Monkey – the only guy to really span those two distant eras. His climbing odyssey…
Epsiode 154: Buddy Nielsen – One Version of a Dangerous World.
Jul 14 • 74 min
On Episode 154 of the Enormocast, I sit down back stage at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado with Senses Fail frontman and founding member, Buddy Nielsen. Buddy has been the lead singer and driving force behind this acclaimed hardcore band since…
153: Janet Wilkinson – A Little Help From Her Friends.
Jun 27 • 67 min
On Episode 152 of the Enormocast, I met up with ice-climber, rock-climber, guide, and gym-owner, Janet Wilkinson, in her breakfast nook in New Hampshire. Janet came up in climbing when female trad-climbers and guides were still few and far between and cut…
152: Mark Hudon and Max Jones – As Free as Can Be.
Jun 15 • 97 min
On Episode 152 of the Enormocast, I realize a stated dream by sitting down in the Oasis Camper Trailer with Mark Hudon and Max Jones. Max and Mark quietly pushed the boundaries of free climbing in the late 70s in Yosemite. Operating under the shadows of…
151: A Candid Ascent of El Cap.
Jun 1 • 86 min
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,…
150: Live at 5Point with Brendan Leonard and OG podcaster, Fitz Cahall.
May 9 • 74 min
On Episode 150 of the Enormocast, we tape a live one in front of an audience at for the 5Point Film Festival. I invited old friend Brendan Leonard of semi-rad.com to moderate a discussion between myself and Fitz Cahall of The Dirtbag Diaries and Duct Tape…
149: Freddie Wilkinson – Just Stoked to Be There.
Apr 25 • 81 min
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…
148: Hugh Herr – Never Broken.
Apr 5 • 53 min
On Episode 148, I had the honor and pleasure of talking to Hugh Herr. Hugh was a prodigy rock climber as a kid, and in 1982, at the age of 17, an accident on Mt Washington in New Hampshire changed the course of his life forever, and ironically, perhaps…
147: Phil Powers – Teacher, Steward, Student.
Mar 20 • 55 min
On Episode 147 of the Enormocast, I sit down with current American Alpine Club CEO, Phil Powers. Phil cut his climbing teeth as an instructor at NOLS, and went on to combine a deep personal climbing resumé with guiding and instruction across the US and…
146: Majka Burhardt – From Climbing to Conservation.
Mar 5 • 72 min
On Episode 146 of the Enormocast, I journey to Jackson, New Hampshire to sit down with an old friend, Majka Burhardt. Majka has actually been on the show twice before but the files were ruined one way or another due to inept skills on the part of the…
145: Mary Harlan – Almost Famous.
Feb 9 • 82 min
On Episode 145 of the Enormocast, I sit down with my friend and Carbondale local, Mary Harlan. I often get requests for the “everyman (sic)” interview, and though Mary is not ordinary, nor is she a man, she does tread near the mainstream category as not…
144: Raphael Slawinski – Control Within the Chaos.
Jan 26 • 72 min
On Episode 144 of the Enormocast, I sit down at the Ouray ice festival with ice climbing dark horse, Rapheal Slawinski. While a total legend in his backyard of the Canadian Rockies, Raph is maybe not quite the household name of his compatriot, Will Gadd.…
143: The TAPS Edition AKA Kill Your Daisy Chain with Andrew Bisharat and Steve Dilk.
Jan 11 • 84 min
On Episode 143 of the Enormocast, Andrew Bisharat, Steve Dilk, and I sit down with a bottle of whiskey and look back on the year and decide what notions and ideas in climbing are dead, or dying. Do Euros really suck at crack climbing the way the forums…
142: John Middendorf – Build It and They Will Go.
Dec 22, 2017 • 84 min
On Episode 142 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a wide open and relaxing space in SLC to talk to big wall legend, John Middendorf. John disappeared to Tasmania after single-handedly changing big wall climbing in the 1990s. Previously, porta-ledges…
141: Sam Lightner Jr. – Heavy Green.
Dec 7, 2017 • 75 min
On Episode 141, my friend and climbing advocate, Sam Lightner, returns for his sophomore appearance on the Enormocast after joining us way back on Episode 9. Sam just recently published a book, Heavy Green, about a battle in the Vietnam War that involved…
140: Nalle Hukkataival – Going Beyond.
Nov 17, 2017 • 61 min
On Episode 140 of the Enormocast, I sit down with World Citizen by way of Finland, Nalle Hukkataival. Much to my surprise, we found ourselves discussing at great length a single boulder problem, Burden of Dreams, something I never would have expected on…
139: Joe Grant – Analyzing the Simple.
Nov 3, 2017 • 76 min
On Episode 139 of the Enormocast, I sit down with mountain runner, or running explorer, or climber runner, or just plain runner, Joe Grant. Joe and I connected at a fundraising event for the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance in Salt Lake City, and while Joe was…
138: Heidi Wirtz – The Long Game.
Oct 18, 2017 • 71 min
On Episode 138 of the Enormocast, I sit down with my old friend, Heidi Wirtz. Heidi came up in climbing rock and ice in the hard-knocks backwater of Crested Butte, CO. She learned to take chances but never take money for climbing. After committing fully…
137: Carlo Traversi – Beyond Bouldering.
Sep 22, 2017 • 72 min
On Episode 137 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a glass room with boulderer, sport climber, and secret trad-head, Carlo Traversi. Though mostly known for very very hard bouldering, Carlo’s humble beginnings, like many, started in a gym and with a dusting…
136: Shelma Jun – A Better Way.
Sep 11, 2017 • 60 min
On Episode 136 of the Enormocast, I sit down beside the Popo Agie River in Lander, Wyoming at the International Climbers Festival with Shelma Jun. Shelma somewhat accidentally started FlashFoxy, which after beginning as a humble Instagram account among…
135: Arno Ilgner – Climbing Deep.
Aug 25, 2017 • 69 min
On Episode 135 of the Enormocast, I sit down with author and trainer, Arno Ilgner. Arno is probably most famous for his book, The Rock Warrior’s Way, but he is also known for his fearsome routes in the Southeast and beyond. Ilgner found himself at a…
134: Graham Zimmerman – Both Sides of the Lens.
Aug 11, 2017 • 69 min
On Episode 134, I sit down with alpinist and filmmaker, Graham Zimmerman. Graham has found the magic mix of working in the outdoor industry and still getting to go on trip after trip to the high alpine. The secret is working both sides of the lens as a…
133: Alex Honnold – Kind of a Big Deal.
Jul 25, 2017 • 81 min
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…
132: Live from 5Point Film Festival- Climbing Films.
Jul 8, 2017 • 62 min
On Episode 132 of the Enormocast, we’ve gathered a panel at the 5Point Film Festival to record a live discussion of climbing films. In the elements on a cold April day, the panel digs deep into film making, curating, watching, and enjoying. Dave O’Leske…
131: Hansjörg Auer – Finding the Moment.
Jun 22, 2017 • 62 min
On Episode 131 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Austrian climber, Hansjörg Auer. Hans somewhat reluctantly blasted onto the European climbing scene 10 years ago with an audacious free solo ascent of il Pesce (The Fish) on the Marmolada in the Dolomites…
130- Jacopo Larcher – So Many Routes, So Many Dreams
Jun 9, 2017 • 59 min
On Episode 130, I sit down with Italian rock climber, Jacopo Larcher. We caught up while both in Spain and climbing at Siurana. Jacopo was on a mission to climb La Rambla (9a), which he did, and I was on a mission to pull off the first international trip…
129: Steve Swenson – Almost an Astronaut.
May 23, 2017 • 68 min
On Episode 129 of the Enormocast, I sit down with consummate alpinist, Steve Swensen. Steve’s career in the big mountains has spanned decades. As a kid, Steve dreamed of flying to the stars as an Apollo astronaut, but he chose to climb as close to space…
128: Live from Devils Lake Craggin’ Classic
May 5, 2017 • 56 min
On Episode 128, I dig back in the archives for a live show recorded last year at the American Alpine Club’s Craggin’ Classic in Devils Lake, WI. One rainy, soggy, muddy night, three guest joined me for a panel discussion on the colorful history of the…
127: Erik Weihenmayer – Learning by Letting Go.
Apr 19, 2017 • 73 min
On Episode 27 of the Enormocast, I sit down with blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer. Erik found climbing just in time to save him from a miserable existence in the dark safe place where taking chances and adventure are out of the question. Instead, Erik…
126: Noah Kaufman – Not Just a Ninja.
Apr 5, 2017 • 71 min
On Episode 126 of the Enormocast, I sit down with boulderer, sport climber, doctor, father, husband, and…ninja, Noah Kaufman. We discuss his up-coming Wolfpack Ninja Tour, how the whole ninja thing started, but then we get to climbing. Noah discusses why…
125: Nina Williams Comes Clean.
Mar 24, 2017 • 64 min
On Episode 125, I sit down in two different hotel rooms with young boulderer and budding tradster, Nina Williams. Nina takes us through an early cheating incident that formed the basis of why and how she climbs to this day. She walks us down the road of a…
124: Boone Speed – Climbing Creative.
Mar 13, 2017 • 68 min
On Episode 124 of the Enormcast, I sit down with sport climbing legend, Boone Speed. Like the Royal We here at the Enormocast, Boone came into climbing on the very cusp of the sport climbing revolution, but he quickly found himself in an overly steep cave…
123: Kitty Calhoun – The Mountains are Calling.
Feb 20, 2017 • 69 min
On Episode 123 of the Enormocast, I it down in Cody, Wyoming at the Cody Ice Fest with alpinist Kitty Calhoun. Kitty grew up in “society” in South Carolina, but quickly learned to live simply and love the mountains. The late 70s found her bumbling up ice…
122: Hans Florine – A Need for Speed (Climbing).
Feb 5, 2017 • 63 min
On Episode 122 of the Enormocast, I sit down rather early in the morning with the “Ambassador to The Nose” Hans Florine. Hans holds the speed record for The Nose on El Capitan with Alex Honnold at 2:23:46- basically, less time than you spent on Facebook…
121: Christopher Parker – Went Down To The Crossroads.
Jan 23, 2017 • 61 min
On Episode 121 of the Enormocast, I sit down with friend, musician, and former band-mate, Chris Parker. Chris and I discuss his ambitions with both music and climbing, and why its so tough to be addicted to both. His mission in life is to reconcile the…
120: Kris Hampton, Miguel and Dario Ventura – Life Imitates Art [REBROADCAST]
Jan 5, 2017 • 50 min
On Episode 120, the Enormocast REBROADCASTS Kris Hampton’s interview with Miguel and Dario Ventura of the infamous and beloved Miguels Pizza in the Red River Gorge. Kris reached out with this interview because though he posted it over at his podcast, The…
119: Brette Harrington – Go Your Own Way.
Dec 21, 2016 • 58 min
On Episode 119 of the Enormocast, I sit down in Grand Junction, in the landing pad of Mayan Smith-Gobat, to interview young alpinist and free climber, Brette Harrington. Oft mistaken for a Canadian because of her ties to Squamish, this young American…
118: Conrad Anker – You’ve Come Far, Pilgrim.
Dec 6, 2016 • 68 min
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…
117: Heather Weidner – The Life of Try.
Nov 22, 2016 • 74 min
On Episode 117, I sit down in a La Quinta Inn in Rifle, Colorado (the town, not the climbing area) with Heather Weidner. Heather and I nerd out on the process it took for her to do the first female ascent of China Doll (5.14R) sans bolts. Then we go…
116: Dave Allfrey – Psyched and Solid.
Nov 10, 2016 • 65 min
On Episode 116, I sit down with big wall badass ans speed climber, Dave Allfrey. His endless psyche and skills-to-pay-the-bills has made Dave one of the go-to guys in the Sierra and beyond when moving fast and safe is on the menu. Dave’s years on SAR and…
115: Paul Robinson Loves to Fail.
Oct 27, 2016 • 70 min
On Episode 115 of the Enormocast, boulderer Paul Robinson sits down for a great talk about process. It turns out that puberty was all it took for Paul Robinson to become great. Well, that and 10,000 hours breathing BO and chalk dust in a gym. But more…
114: Kolin Powick uses SCIENCE to keep you ALIVE!
Oct 17, 2016 • 74 min
On Episode 114 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Black Diamond’s Climbing Category Director and former Director of Quality, Kolin Powick. Episode 114 is filled with science and nerds out on gear. We start specifically with Black Diamond’s recent recalls,…
113: Rob Pizem – The Time is Now.
Sep 27, 2016 • 80 min
On Episode 113, I finally move Rob Pizem from his on-deck status to current guest after saving him for a rainy day for a few years. Pizem, AKA Piz, manages a “normal” life in Grand Junction, Colorado and still climbs really hard. I try to glean the magic…
112: Jean-Pierre “Peewee” Ouellet – The Collector.
Sep 13, 2016 • 76 min
On Episode 112, I sit down with crack master Jean-Pierre, AKA Peewee, Ouellet. This one is for the crack nerds- the folks for whom the difference between a ring-lock and a finger-stack can be an all night, booze fueled debate, and JP delivers. We learn…
111: Brad Gobright – High Class Dirtbag.
Aug 25, 2016 • 64 min
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…
110: Cheyne Lempe – Finding His Way.
Aug 12, 2016 • 66 min
On Episode 110 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a seedy hotel in SLC with a very Zen Cheyne Lempy. Cheyne had just returned from a session with Rock Warrior Way‘s author, Arno Ilgner, and was feeling absolutely himself. Cheyne instantly unloads about his…
109: Chelsea Rude – Can She Suffer? Yes, She Can.
Jul 28, 2016 • 65 min
On Episode 109 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a sweltering Mobile Studio at City Park in Lander, Wyomin’ during the IFC with climber, Chelsea Rude. Chelsea grew up in the South dreaming of the West and finally made the move to Colorado to pursue her…
108: Joe Kinder – Working for it.
Jul 13, 2016 • 75 min
On Episode 108 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the Mobile Studio in Rifle Mountain Park with Joe Kinder. Joe grew up in New England where he joined a crew of hotshot sport climbers that included Tim Kemple, Luke GOMEZ Parady, and Dave Graham.…
107: Mike Libecki – Passion for Adventure.
Jun 27, 2016 • 73 min
On Episode 107 of the Enormocast, I sit down in an office in Carbondale with expedition climber, explorer, and super-dad, Mike Libecki. Mike was once just a Yosemite climbing- bum like so many before him, but then he found expedition climbing and his fate…
106: Live from Bonfire Coffee 2016 w/ Cedar Wright, Leici Hendrix, and Jen Altschul.
Jun 16, 2016 • 51 min
On Episode 106 of the Enormocast, join Chris and guests Cedar Wright, Leici Hendrix, and Jen Altschul for a live listener mail from Bonfire Coffee in downtown Carbondale, CO. We discuss various questions concerning love on the rocks, lowering vs…
105: Will Stanhope – Real Men Don’t Cry (Mostly).
May 29, 2016 • 86 min
On Episode 105, I sit down for a trip down memory lane with Canadian hero Will Stanhope. After cutting his teeth in Squamish, Will, and his buddy Jason Kruk, took Canadian climbing up a notch or two in the last decade. In an era of hotshot boulderers and…
104: Ines Papert – Walking the The Beautiful Line.
May 16, 2016 • 72 min
On episode 104, I sit down in the Mobile Studio with German climber, Ines Papert. Ines started like many by hiking in her local mountains in Bavaria. But one day she decided walking around cliff faces sucked, and her fate was sealed. She has since become…
103: Stacy Bare- All We Need is Love, Climbing.
Apr 28, 2016 • 71 min
On Episode 103, I sit down with dad, husband, climber, skier, and Iraq War vet, Stacy Bare. Stacy is fresh off a trip to Angola with Alex Honnold, but he wants you to know that he’s really not a very good climber. Not good at all. So why did Honnold agree…
102: Rebecca Rusch – Once a Climber, Always a Climber.
Apr 11, 2016 • 89 min
On Episode 102 of the Enormocast, I sit down with long time friend and badass endurance athlete, Rebecca Rusch. Reba, as her friends call her (thanks to me), AKA The Queen of Pain, is known world wide for her feats on her mountain bike, but she was a…
101: Justin Wood – Problem Solver.
Mar 23, 2016 • 65 min
On Episode 101 of the Enormocast, I sit down with SLC local, Justin Wood. Justin is a guy who has deep roots in the Salt Lake climbing scene but has traveled the world as a dirtbag and a van bum. Never one to let a job get in the way of a good road trip,…
100: Tommy Caldwell – Adventure Addict.
Mar 8, 2016
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,…
99- Libby Sauter – Life on the Short Fix.
Feb 22, 2016 • 67 min
On Episode 99 of the Enormocast, I sit down in yet another seedy hotel with speed climber and former YOSAR member, Libby Sauter. Libby takes her adventure way beyond climbing as a nurse, often flying to far off locals with the Novick Cardiac Alliance. She…
98: Eric Barnard – Small Town, Big Dreams.
Feb 5, 2016 • 77 min
On Episode 98 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Midwest native and ice farmer, Eric Barnard. Eric found climbing after Jerry’s death and getting sick and tired of Hacky Sack, and he went on to develop the early bouldering scene at Devil’s Lake,…
97: Jay Smith – A Climber for All Seasons.
Jan 21, 2016 • 65 min
On Episode 97 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a limping Mobile Studio with alpinist, and all-around climber, Jay Smith. Jay and I get through his discomfort to talk about his early climbing, his vast motivation for first ascents, rigging, and best…
96: Said Belhaj – All In, All the Time.
Jan 5, 2016 • 74 min
On Episode 96 of the Enormocast, I luck out and sit down with Swedish/Moroccan/Finnish climber, Said Belhaj. After obsessively adventuring on nearby rocks and breaking into his grade school like a ninja to train, Said found sport climbing and his fate was…
95: Stefan Glowacz – Still on Top.
Dec 18, 2015 • 60 min
On Episode 95 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a slowly deteriorating studio with German climbing legend, Stefan Glowacz. Stefan informed my early climbing with his seminal book Rocks Around the World. He started as a hotshot comp climber, then a sport…
94: Colin Haley – The Contender.
Dec 3, 2015 • 61 min
On Episode 94 of the Enormocast, I enjoy an evening with alpinist, Colin Haley. Colin hails from Washington, grew up scrambling and snow climbing in the Cascades before turning his talents to Alaska, the Himalaya, and Patagonia. Colin methodically built…
93: Armando Menocal – The Peaceful Climbing Warrior.
Nov 23, 2015 • 81 min
On Episode 93 of the Enormocast, I hang with a guy who has spent his life protecting others and protecting climbing, Armando Menocal. An avowed weekend warrior, Armando used climbing to blow off steam from his day job as a human rights lawyer stemming all…
92: James Lucas – Free Riding.
Nov 4, 2015 • 70 min
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…
91: Misty Murphy- Limestone Siren.
Oct 19, 2015 • 71 min
On Episode 91, I sit down in SLC with climber, musician, and guidebook author, Misty Murphy. Misty has become the maven of Southwest Utah climbing, carrying on in the Utah Hills and beyond with her husband, the route developer Bill Ohran. 5 years in the…
90: Peter Metcalf- Big Peaks and High Stakes.
Oct 3, 2015 • 88 min
On Episode 90 of the Enormocast, I sit down across the table from Peter Metcalf, CEO and founder of Black Diamond. Peter discovered his love of the mountains on the East Coast but quickly found himself in the Alaska range testing his teenage mettle…
89: Emily Harrington- On Top o’ the World.
Sep 17, 2015 • 74 min
On Episode 89 of the Enormocast, I sit down in an undisclosed location in Salt Lake City with Colorado climber and Everest sumiteer, Emily Harrington. Emily came storming out of the gym as a “kid” and took down many of Rifle’s hardest as a teenager. But…
88: Chris McNamara- Living the Ever Changing Dream.
Sep 2, 2015 • 76 min
On Episode 88, I return to the Mobile Studio with SuperTopo founder and El Cap Ace, Chris McNamara. Chris started early with an obsession for the big stone, and moved on to a life of adventure in business, in the sky, and around the world. Never one to…
87: Madaleine Sorkin- Become What You Are.
Aug 21, 2015 • 73 min
On Episode 87 of the Enormocast, after some serious cajoling, I sit down in the Mobile Studio with my friend Madaleine Sorkin. A self-professed quiet and closed person, Madaleine is remarkably frank and forthcoming on an episode that deals with finding…
86: Mikey Schaefer – The Force is Strong.
Aug 12, 2015 • 89 min
On Episode 86 of the Enormocast, I invite Mikey Schaefer- alpinist, rock climber, and photographer- into the Mobile Studio parked in Lander City Park for a chat. Mikey arrived just moments after a harsh allergic reaction rendered his eyes nearly useless.…
85: Barbara “Babsi” Zangerl – Leben und Lernen.
Jul 23, 2015 • 69 min
On Episode 85 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl. Barbara started off an obsessive phenom boulderer, but now she climbs hard, long, scary routes, and she’s no slouch on the sport routes, either. And, she recently dialed in…
84: Daniel Jung – The Climber’s Climber.
Jul 7, 2015 • 62 min
On Episode 84, I sit down in a clean well-lit place in SLC during The Black Diamond Rock Project with German climber Daniel Jung. Daniel shakes off a nap while talking about his upbringing in Deutschland. He chronicles his humble beginnings and…
83: #instafacetweetmygram with Hayden Kennedy, Brendan Leonard, and Andrew Bisharat.
Jun 24, 2015 • 63 min
On Episode 83 of the Enormocast, I sit down in front of a live audience at Bonfire Coffee in Carbondale, CO during the 5Point Film Festival with Hayden Kennedy, Andrew Bisharat, and Brenden Leonard. We discuss the mainstream media’s sudden love affair…
82: Jack Tackle – True Grit.
Jun 9, 2015 • 65 min
On Episode 82 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a magical place with mountaineering legend and Bozeman native, Jack Tackle. From the Montana to the Himalaya to Patagonia, and most importantly, to Alaska, Jack Tackle has set light and fast standards since…
81: Peter Croft- Kid in a Candy Store.
May 23, 2015 • 99 min
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…
80: Nina Caprez- For the love of climbing.
May 8, 2015 • 63 min
On Episode 80 of the Enormocast, I lure Swiss climber Nina Caprez into the van down by the reservoir. Another exciting interview in the Spain chronicles, Nina charms the hell out of me by explaining why big climbing rules her world, why social media is…
79- Fear, not loathing, in Las Vegas (Live).
Apr 22, 2015 • 46 min
On Episode 79 of the Enormocast, I get a decent recording from the live event at Mountain Gear‘s Red Rock Rendezvous. This premier climbing festival brings in hundreds for clinics, climbing, music, beer, and…well, lots of beer. My guests Libby Sauter,…
78- Sonnie Trotter- Nicer Than You Are.
Apr 7, 2015 • 61 min
On Episode 78 of the Enormocast, I send some love north to America’s Hat with an interview with Canadian Superstar, Sonnie Trotter. Sonnie sits down in a van by a lake in Siurana, Spain to talk about his origins, his inspirations, and his journey through…
77: Anna Stöhr and Kilian Fischhuber- The Iron Couple
Mar 24, 2015 • 53 min
On Epsiode 77, I’m working hard for you on my Spanish vacation tracking down Austrian kraftpakets Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stöhr. My friend Bernardo Giminez facilitated a meeting and Anna and Kilian were gracious enough to invite me into their temporary…
76: Ethan Pringle- Don’t Call it a Comeback…
Mar 7, 2015 • 75 min
On Episode 76 of the Enormocast, I sit down deep in the heart of Catalunya with American climber Ethan Pringle. A wary and weary Ethan sits down to bare his soul about his motivations as a pro climber. Its not all proud sends and free shoes in…
75: Stevie Haston- Rad Reputation.
Feb 21, 2015 • 64 min
On Episode 75 of the Enormocast, I sit down in Salt Lake City with visiting British jack-of-all-climbing-trades, Stevie Haston. Stevie has a reputation as a malcontent with a short fuse, but what I find on a somewhat blurry morning is a soft spoken and…
74: Brady Robinson- The Accidental Advocate.
Feb 6, 2015 • 75 min
On Episode 74, we begin by celebrating the Enromocast’s 1 millionth download- Uncle Phil, I know it was you! Then I get to the conversation with The Access Fund Executive Director, Brady Robinson. Brady talks about talking his way into his post at the AF,…
73: Frank Sanders- Man of the Tower.
Jan 20, 2015 • 77 min
On Episode 73 of the Enormocast, I pay a visit to Devils Tower Legend, Frank Sanders. Frank runs the Devils Tower Lodge in the shadow of the Tower. His first magical trip to DT occurred in the early 70s, and he’s never lost that loving feeling. Frank’s…
72: Author Kelly Cordes- In Search of Justice.
Jan 6, 2015 • 80 min
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…
71: Jessa Goebel- Making it work.
Dec 17, 2014 • 73 min
On Episode 71 of the Enormocast, I sit down with New River Gorge climber and Team Texas alum, Jessa Goebel. It also happens to be the 3rd anniversary of the Enormocast. Whoopee! 3 years behind us. Good lord, that’s a lot of frothy spray. Jessa talks about…
70: Listener Mail Volume 3
Dec 5, 2014 • 73 min
On Episode 70 of the Enormocast, we dip into the neglected mail bag for listener mail. My guests Simon Longacre, Steve Dilk, Tracy Wilson (from Episode 15), and I answer burning listener questions. What do you do about scary gumbies at the cliff? How do…
69: Live Enormocast New River Gorge Craggin’ Classic.
Nov 19, 2014 • 44 min
On Episode 69 of the Enormocast, we present a LIVE show from the New River Gorge Craggin’ Classic. The Enormocast hosts guests Kenny Parker of Waterstone Outdoors and New River Guidebook Author Mikey Williams in the American Alpine Club campground above…
68: Becca Skinner- Living the Legacy.
Nov 3, 2014 • 62 min
On Episode 68 of the Enormocast, I pull out one from a few months ago in Lander. Photographer and climber Becca Skinner sits down in the Mobile Studio for a deep talk. Becca fills us in on growing up in a climbing family, losing her beloved Uncle, Todd…
67: Dawn Glanc – The Icewoman Cometh.
Oct 17, 2014 • 69 min
On Episode 67 of the Enormocast, I pull one more interview out of the dingy hotel in SLC. Dawn Glanc, from Episode 57: Mega pack, returns for a full interview. From 4×4 enthusiast to Black Hills badass, to Ouray CO homegirl, Dawn’s path to ice climbing…
Epsiode 66: Angela Van Wiemeersch- The Ice Gypsy
Oct 1, 2014 • 66 min
On Epsiode 66, I sit down in a dumpy hotel in SLC with Angela Van Wiemeersch. Angela’s story began on the sharp blades of competition skating and came full circle when she strapped on crampons for the first time. In the meantime, we hear about a whirlwind…
65: Russ Clune- The Lifer.
Sep 18, 2014 • 67 min
On Episode 65 of the Enormocast, I sit down in some random hotel room in Salt Lake City for a chat with my good friend Russ Clune. Gunks local, long time hardman, world traveller, Clune fills us in on the beginnings of sport climbing, comp climbing, and…
64: Bill Ramsey and Dan Mirsky – The Student Becomes the Master.
Sep 3, 2014 • 60 min
On Episode 64 of the Enormocast, I sit down will friends Bill Ramsey and Dan Mirsky. Bill is a climber who cut his teeth during the pre-sport days at Smith Rock, went on to develop the early hard climbing in the Red, and now tics routes at will in Vegas.…
63: Dr. Jared Vagy- The Climbing Doctor is in.
Aug 14, 2014 • 64 min
On Episode 63 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the Mobile Studio (this time, actually mobilized to Lander, WY) for some SCIENCE! Dr. Jared Vagy is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and an orthopedic specialist with a whole bunch of other letters after his…
62: Angie Payne- Type A for Angela.
Aug 1, 2014 • 64 min
On Episode 62 of the Enormocast, dedicated boulderer Angie Payne is lured into the sweltering Mobile Studio for a deep talk about her inner workings. Angie candidly tells us about her struggles with perfectitude, expectations, and the midwest mindset.…
61: Don McGrath and the Vertical Mind.
Jul 17, 2014 • 69 min
On Episode 61 of the Enormocast, I roll the mobile studio to the Northern Corner of the Bromuda Triangle for a sit down with author Don McGrath about his book, Vertical Mind. Along with Jeff Elison, Don wrote Vertical Mind about how to train the mind to…
60: Building a Better Climber w/ Topher Donahue and Chris Van Leuven
Jul 2, 2014 • 57 min
On Episode 60, we record a live one on Climbing Lawyer Dan Markoff’s deck overlooking Boulder, Colorado. Climbers Topher Donahue and Chris Van Leuven join me for a discussion of what it takes to lose that new climber smell, and replace it with old…
59: Jeremy Collins – The Art of Climbing.
Jun 17, 2014 • 76 min
On Episode 59 of the Enormocast, I finally lure the elusive (at least for me) artist Jeremy Collins into the Enormostudio for a chat. The free-range convo covers art, family, faith, climbing, and expeditions. Jeremy explains where the connection between…
58: Chris Schulte – Bouldering sensei.
Jun 2, 2014 • 70 min
On Episode 58, the Enormocast breaks the boulderer drought by bringing on compression problem savant, Chris Schulte. Chris arrived in Carbondale to bartend for the 5Point Film Festival, and graciously followed up his mini interview on Episode 57 with a…
57: Enormocast Mega Pack
May 16, 2014 • 55 min
On Episode 57 of the Enormocast, we blaze through four separate mini-interviews with four excellent climbers recorded at the 2014 Redrock Renedezvous. Nik Berry is a young(er) guy coming out of SLC and destroying everything he touches, with a recent free…
56: Live Enormocast from Bonfire Coffee.
May 1, 2014 • 68 min
On Episode 56 (not 55!) of the Enormocast, I fight the sound of the clinking coffee cups and the hiss of the espresso machine to bring you a Live Enormocast from Bonfire Coffee in Carbondale. The winds of 5Point Film Festival brought my three guests to…
55: Eric Bjornstad- OD (Original Dirtbag).
Apr 15, 2014 • 44 min
On Episode 55 of the Enormocast, I seek out mad desert climber Eric Bjornstad. Though confined to a care facility in Moab, Eric is as bearded and bright-eyed as ever. He recounts his years climbing with Beckey, writing guidebooks, and mastering the…
54: Lady’s Night at the Enormocast
Apr 1, 2014 • 74 min
On Episode 54, the Royal We sits down with a bevy of ladies to talk about what makes the perfect climbing male. We discuss superfluous shirt-off climbing, buddy spray, and if climbing hard makes one sexier. A gallon of Cabernet, some nice curtains, and my…
53: Josh Wharton- Too good to flail.
Mar 10, 2014 • 75 min
On Episode 53 of the Enormocast, Josh Wharton and I grow drowsy in an uncomfortably warm conference room at the George Something-or-other library in Boulder. Josh shares the highs and lows of his upbringing, talks about his scariest moment in a life of…
52: Lynn Hill- Ain’t no mountain high enough. Part 2.
Feb 17, 2014 • 55 min
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!).…
51: Lynn Hill- Ain’t no mountain high enough. Part 1
Feb 5, 2014 • 58 min
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…
50: Chris Kalous- Dancing with myself.
Jan 16, 2014 • 95 min
On Episode 50, Brendan Leonard returns to the show for an interview with your not-so-humble host, Chris Kalous. Chris talks about his strange premeditated journey to climbing, his vision for the Enormocast, and even manages NOT to say Free Rider, or the…
49: On Stage with Honnold and Kennedy².
Jan 1, 2014 • 39 min
On Episode 49 of the Enormocast, we rebroadcast audio from the 5point Aspen event from Feb 2013. During that event, I hosted Alex Honnold and Michael and Hayden Kennedy in front of a capacity crowd at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Honnold is…
48: Hazel Findlay – Being blonde, bold, and resolute!
Dec 17, 2013 • 60 min
On Episode 48 of the Enormocast, we arrive at the two year anniversary of the Enormocast! Whoot! I know. Right? More importantly, British hotshot Hazel Findlay sits down in the Mobile Studio amidst an unfortunate desert blizzard to fill us in on her…
47: James Lucas- The Life of Pie.
Nov 29, 2013 • 74 min
On Episode 47, James Lucas returns to the Enormocast. If we recall, James told us about his pie baking defeat in the 2012 Carbondale Mountain Fair pie baking contest in Episode 21, and this summer he returned for vengeance on the old ladies of Carbondale.…
46: Listener Mail Volume Two
Nov 13, 2013 • 68 min
On Episode 46, the Enormocast reunites with Jen Vennon Bisharat and Michael Logan from Episode 14 for another Listener Mail Hoedown. On this installment, we revisit guy/girl climbing issues, and we try to throw a lifeline to a lost listener trapped in…
45: Aaron Mulkey- Cold, wet and loving it.
Oct 25, 2013 • 70 min
On Episode 45 of the Enormocast, I sit down with kayaker slash ice climber Aaron Mulkey. With the strength of 10 men, Aaron attacks both first descents and first ascents with zeal and unwavering psyche. Aaron admits that he’s a bit of an adrenaline junky…
44: Joshua Brandon alive and well in the mountains.
Oct 10, 2013 • 68 min
On Episode 44 of the Enormocast, a chance meeting leads to an enlightening interview with Iraq war vet Joshua Brandon. Josh explains how struggles with PTSD led him to finding solace in the mountains and climbing (turns out that mountaineering has many of…
43: Asa Firestone – Beyond Climbing.
Sep 26, 2013 • 57 min
On Episode 43 of the Enormocast, the Royal We sits down in the immobile studio with Asa Firestone. Asa recently started a company called Beyond Gear to help his mission to get underprivileged Brazilian kids out climbing on their neighborhood rocks. Asa…
42: Luke Mehall- Keeping the Dirtbag Faith.
Sep 10, 2013 • 67 min
On Episode 42 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Midwestern refugee, Luke Mehall. Luke is an author, publisher, poet, and climber who is not afraid to bear and bare his soul on the written page. In Episode 42, we remember Zines, learn about when it is and…
41: Paul Piana, Rock Climbing Legend.
Aug 22, 2013 • 98 min
On Episode 41, I have the distinct pleasure and honor to sit down with one of my heroes, Paul Piana. Paul spent the 80s and 90s defining big free climbing along with his intrepid partner, Todd Skinner. These cowboys shirked tradition and set new standards…
40: Doug Shepherd- Too smart to be stupid.
Aug 6, 2013 • 64 min
On Episode 40 of the Enormocast, I sit Doug Shepherd down in my comfortably air conditioned hotel room on a sweltering SLC day to discuss alpine climbing. A relative unknown, Doug has climbed in the greater ranges of North and South America and quietly…
39: Henry Barber, enough said.
Jul 22, 2013 • 85 min
One Episode 39 of the Enormocast, me and Henry Barber nurse mild hangovers and sit down to talk about his 45 years of climbing. In the 70s, neither your crag nor your women were safe from Hot Henry’s talents. Henry rode the wave of clean climbing and free…
38: Kris Odub Hampton learns that falling is floating.
Jul 5, 2013 • 72 min
On Episode 38 of the Enormocast, I eek out one more closet interview with Cincinnati rapper/climber/artist Kris Odub Hampton. Kris is an interesting character who traveled an unusual path to climbing from the mean streets of Cinci. His provocative…
37: The Safety Dance with Duane Raleigh.
Jun 21, 2013 • 77 min
On Episode 37, I sit down for what is probably the last episode from Studio A- the closet. The Royal We is getting thrown out on his royal ass because they’re selling the joint and he can’t afford to buy it (hint!). Duane Raleigh from Rock and Ice…
36: Choss Wranglers BJ Sbarra and Mike Schneiter.
Jun 5, 2013 • 77 min
On Episode 36 of the Enormocast, I sit down with return guest BJ Sbarra and local guide and teacher Mike Schneiter to discuss new routing and bolting. In this episode, we manage to say “bolt” enough times to probably overload the servers over at the…
35: Jen Olson- Lucky Number 7.
May 21, 2013 • 71 min
On Episode 35 of the Enormocast, I lure Canadian climber Jen Olson to my closet with promises of glory. After giving her the tour of two thirds of the Bromuda Triangle (Rifle, Black Canyon, but not Indian Creek), Jen finally agreed to get on the mic and…
34: LIVE ENORMOCAST!
May 3, 2013 • 96 min
On this very special episode of the Enormocast, I post up a virtually unedited recording of the very first Live Enormocast. Recorded Saturday morning, April 27th at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale, and during the 5Point Film Festival, the Live Ecast…
33: Jonathan Siegrist- Born to be a bad (and by that, we mean good).
Apr 18, 2013 • 65 min
On Episode 33 of the Enormocast, I lure yet another subject to the Rodeway Inn in Salt Lake City (I think I deserve a couple free nights for all this publicity, eh?). Wunderkind Jonathan Siegrist sits down to reveal his climbing pedigree and a stunning…
32: Paige Claassen- Climbing isn’t everything.
Apr 4, 2013 • 70 min
Hola! Bienvenidos al Episodio 32 con Paige Claassen. I am taking time out of my precious Euro climbing vacation to post this up for you! On this installment, I meet up with Paige in a seedy hotel in Salt Lake City during the darkest days of winter to find…
31: Hayden Kennedy + Andrew Bisharat + PBR = Frothy Climbing Spray.
Mar 25, 2013 • 72 min
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…
30: Matt Samet- Climbing up from the depths of madness.
Mar 11, 2013 • 53 min
On Episode 30, I travel to a place called Gun Barrel to meet up with climber and author Matt Samet. We talk about his days developing Rifle, and his start as a climber. Yes, European listeners, we love guns so much we name our neighborhoods and towns…
29: Cody Roth- Climbing Europhiliac.
Feb 25, 2013 • 68 min
On Episode 29, I sit across a plastic Club Colombia table in Refugio La Roca from undercover bone-crusher Cody Roth. Despite appearances in Chuck Fryberger’s films and Andy Burr following Cody around like Paparazzi hunting Lohan, and despite him crushing…
28: Alex Honnold- Calmer than you are.
Feb 4, 2013 • 58 min
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…
27: Mayan Smith-Gobat – Mama don’t take no mess.
Jan 18, 2013
On Episode 27, I chase down New Zealander Mayan Smith-Gobat in of all places, Grand Junction, Colorado. Mayan tells how she is holed up in the oddly frigid wasteland that is Colorado’s Western Slope to retool her mind and body into a killer android-like…
26: Kevin Landolt pushing back against the universe.
Jan 2, 2013
On Episode 26, we sit down in Denver, Colorado with young alpinist Keven Landolt. Kevin is facing down leukemia and still dreaming of the mountains. He fills us in on what goes through his mind as he fights to keep his dignity as his body fails him. From…
25: On tour with JT and the BAG.
Dec 17, 2012 • 50 min
On Episode 25, our one year anniversary episode, we finish the Green River chronicles by floating and rapping about international climbing travel. Jonathan Thesenga and Brittany Griffith are both consummate world travelers and let us in on the beta for…
24: Brittany Griffith- Mary Anne with a vengeance.
Dec 3, 2012
On Episode 24, we take a 1 hour cruise to a deserted island in the Green River to meet up with Brittany Anne Griffith- affectionately known to her friends as the BAG. Two parts Mary Anne, one part Ginger, a dash of the professor, and a scosh of Mrs Howell…
23: Mason Earle- Master of his domain.
Nov 16, 2012
On Episode 23 of the Enormocast, hotshot crack addict Mason Earle survives a near fatal fixie accident and arrives at the mobile studio ready to open his soul. We learn about his beginnings on the East Coast, his fateful first days in Indian Creek, a…
22: Climb hard and walk tall with Andrew Bisharat.
Nov 2, 2012
On Episode 22, Andrew Bisharat and I discuss why hard climbing is so important to everyone. We hit on grades, appropriate hero worship, why Americans are the lifestyle climbers of the world, and how Ecstasy, sex, and climbing go together . Also,…
21: James Lucas- His finger in all the pies.
Oct 16, 2012 • 46 min
On Episode 21, James Lucas and I take a break from smoozing the Trade Show ladies to sit down for a chat. James dishes on his pie baking bombs and bad breaks, his career as perhaps the world’s only living redpoint soloist, his upcoming book about the…
20: Listener Mail Volume 1
Oct 1, 2012
On Episode 20, return co-hosts BJ Sbarra and Steve Denny return to tackle listener mail. Among other fascinating tangents, we address passing slower parties, climbing addiction, daisy chains (again), why the post office blows, how to approach gumbies, and…
19: Jeff Jackson- Journeyman, Mystic
Sep 19, 2012 • 80 min
On Episode 19 of the Enormocast, co-host Chris Parker and I sit down for a rambling chat with one of the last Mountain Mystics, Jeff Jackson. Consummate climber, first ascensionist, yogi, father, husband, musician, Jeff has more than one engaging story to…
18: Randy Leavitt- Slackers need not apply.
Sep 1, 2012
Episode 18 is here to make you feel lazy and weak. You’re welcome. Listen in as rock climbing legend Randy Leavitt admits to being good at everything he tries. He works harder than you do, he wastes less time than you do, he’s smarter, stronger, and,…
17: Brendan Leonard, living the American dirtbag dream.
Aug 16, 2012
While posted up in the Rodeway Inn in Salt Lake City, the Enormocast hosted author and online mogul Brendan Leonard. After a series of shocks to his system, Brendan finally said “the hell with it” and packed up his Astro Van and hit the road. Now he…
16: Kate Rutherford- light, slow, and lucky.
Aug 1, 2012
On Episode 16 of the Enormocast, I park the mobile studio in the park in Lander, WY for a conversation with climber and artist Kate Rutherford. Often confused for Laura Ingalls, Kate fills us in on her upbringing in the Alaskan bush. She has lead a…
15: Those meddling kids, Steve Denny and Henry Nadell.
Jul 17, 2012
One Episode 15, I go in search of my lost youth by sitting down to rap with two young killers who quietly get it done. Everyman road warrior Steve Denny fills us in on how he saved Alex Honnold’s triple wall solo in Yosemite. Henry Nadell wants to do it…
14: Partners- More than just a soft catch.
Jul 2, 2012
The Enormocast lures two new guests into the Rocky Mountain Bunker to banter about partners and why they bring more to the table than just a good belay. Guests Michael Logan and Jen Vennon Bisharat dish on what are the key qualities a partner has to have…
13: Cedar Wright, witness to the sickness.
Jun 16, 2012
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,…
12: Girl, you’ll be a woman soon (remix).
Jun 1, 2012 • 51 min
On Episode 12, I am joined by two lovely ladies, Gracyn and Tracy, in the home studio to hash out why its so hard for guys and girls to just be climbing buds. Gracyn thinks every guy wants her, I cop to being in love with every climbing partner I’ve ever…
11: What has two arms, one leg, and climbs like a mofo? Craig Demartino.
May 16, 2012 • 86 min
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…
10: On our movie date, Kelly Cordes explains the coward’s guide to alpinism.
May 2, 2012
On the first double-digit episode of the Enormocast, co-host Kelly Cordes and I discuss the the films we saw at the 5Point Film Fest and outdoor film making in general. We end up deciding that climbers are the nerds of extreme sports. Turns out that big…
9: Sam Lightner fights for your right to party (climb).
Apr 16, 2012
In Episode 9, we start with a lengthy, then a short, then again lengthy discussion of author and climbing-crusader Sam Lightner’s special daisy chain. If you are still awake, then keep listening for stories of the infamous FOICers, Thailand, and why the…
8: Steph Davis needs a lawyer and some ginkgo biloba.
Apr 3, 2012
Episode 8 finds me in climber and flyer Steph Davis’ double-wide contending with her cat, Mao, her dog, Cajun, and her husband, Mario all futzing around in the background. Man, I can’t wait for PBR to build me a studio. Anyway, Steph and I mostly just…
7: Hayden Kennedy: Alpine Taliban or Patagonian Custodian™? (Part 2)
Mar 14, 2012
In Part 2 of my epic interview with Hayden Kennedy, we get to the bottom of the arguments against Jason Kruk and Hayden’s decision to chop the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre. Hayden withers under my pillorying verbal attack, let me tell you. Begging for…
6: Hayden Kennedy: Alpine Taliban or Patagonian Custodian™? (Part 1)
Mar 1, 2012
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…
5: Andrew Bisharat prepares to die.
Feb 15, 2012
On Episode 5, I sit down in Studio A with author and climber Andrew Bisharat. Andrew warms up to the idea of using his voice instead of his pen to communicate with the outside world and explains his philosophy behind writing, climbing, why Rock and Ice is…
4: BJ Sbarra (and Thunderpup) is here to inspire you.
Jan 31, 2012
On Episode 4, I hang out in BJ Sbarra’s kitchen fending off his vicious dog, Thunderpup, while he goes on and on and on about his big deal website, splitterchoss.com. Ooh, Outside Magazine’s Top Ten Climbing Blog list, ooh, seven years old, ooh launched…
3: Kelly Cordes is livin’ life disaster style.
Jan 13, 2012
In episode 3, I park the Enormocast headquarters outside the Alpinist headquarters to talk with alpinist and internet sensation Kelly Cordes. Kelly reports on the old daze and new days in Estes Park, Colorado, the Ouray Icefest, and the world’s most…
2: Take Your Secret and Shove It
Jan 2, 2012
Chris and guest host Lisa Hathaway retire once again to the Oasis in Moab to explore the deep psychological underpinnings behind secret cliffs. Necessary evil or just the realm of egotistical dickheads? Turns out it can all be explained by lewd metaphors…
1: Welcome to the Enormocast
Dec 9, 2011 • 36 min
Cold weather and no bouldering forces Lisa Hathaway and Chris into the shelter of the Oasis trailer on the inaugural episode of the Enormocast. They try to decide who would last longer in a Zombie Apocalypse (ZA), and Chris dishes on why Italians are…