All Things Climbing

Alex Honnold & Maury Birdwell on the Honnold Foundation and filming Free Solo (Ep.15)

Alex Honnold & Maury Birdwell on the Honnold Foundation and filming Free Solo (Ep.15)

Alex Honnold is arguably the best and certainly the boldest climber in a generation, with a mind-bending free solo ascent of El Cap, and an unbelievable speed record on The ...
Bolt Restrictions, Hardware Committees, and Threatened Access (Ep.14)

Bolt Restrictions, Hardware Committees, and Threatened Access (Ep.14)

Climbing is growing — really fast. At some crags around the country, that means that our impact has also been growing, which has forced the critical question of how best ...
Nik Berry (Ep.13)

Nik Berry (Ep.13)

Nik Berry is pushing the boundaries of his sport in a direction that many climbers aren’t even looking: his skill and composure on hard and scary trad routes fuel an ...
John “Verm” Sherman (Ep.12)

John “Verm” Sherman (Ep.12)

John Sherman, one of the godfathers of modern bouldering, discusses the major ways in which the climbing scene has changed since his day; how and why he became a dedicated ...
American Alpine Club CEO, Phil Powers (Ep.11)

American Alpine Club CEO, Phil Powers (Ep.11)

We talk to Phil Powers, CEO of the American Alpine Club, about his own relationship to climbing (including summiting K2); the mission of the AAC and why it’s so important; ...
Tension Climbing’s Will Anglin & Ben Spannuth, Part 2 (Ep.10)

Tension Climbing’s Will Anglin & Ben Spannuth, Part 2 (Ep.10)

In part 2 of our conversation with Will Anglin and Ben Spannuth of Tension Climbing, we talk about some of the finer points of shaping holds from wood, and what ...
Tension Climbing’s Will Anglin & Ben Spannuth, Part 1 (Ep.9)

Tension Climbing’s Will Anglin & Ben Spannuth, Part 1 (Ep.9)

This week we’re talking with Will Anglin and Ben Spannuth of Tension Climbing. Both have impressive climbing ticklists and volumes of insight into how climbing works. We discuss their “mad ...
Reviewing Portraits of Climbing Legends in “The Climbers” (Ep. 8)

Reviewing Portraits of Climbing Legends in “The Climbers” (Ep. 8)

We talk to Jim Herrington about his new award-winning book, "The Climbers," a compelling collection of portraits of many of the most influential climbers of the 20th century — including ...
A Close Look at “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey” (Ep.7)

A Close Look at “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey” (Ep.7)

We talk with Dave O’Leske, the director of “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey,” about documenting the life of one of the most influential and eccentric climbers of all time, ...
Fixing Dangerous Bolts: Greg Barnes and the ASCA (Ep.6)

Fixing Dangerous Bolts: Greg Barnes and the ASCA (Ep.6)

When climbing outside, how safe are the bolts we encounter? Should we trust them? Who maintains and / or replaces them? Greg Barnes, the Director of the American Safe Climbing ...
Jonathan Siegrist, Part 2 (Ep.5)

Jonathan Siegrist, Part 2 (Ep.5)

In part 2 of our conversation with rock climber, Jonathan Siegrist, we discuss his time on the Dawn Wall with Tommy Caldwell, the role “adventure” plays in climbing, and how ...
Jonathan Siegrist, Part 1 (Ep.4)

Jonathan Siegrist, Part 1 (Ep.4)

In part one of our conversation with professional rock climber, Jonathan Siegrist, we discuss his entrance into climbing, his diverse lists of accomplishments on the rock, why he’s obsessed with ...
Major Trends in Climbing Shoes (Ep.3)

Major Trends in Climbing Shoes (Ep.3)

From the Outdoor Retailer Winter trade show, we talk to Black Diamond about all the decisions and details that went into their brand new line of rock shoes, and we ...
Barbara Zangerl (Ep.2)

Barbara Zangerl (Ep.2)

We talk to Barbara Zangerl about her recent send of Magic Mushroom on El Cap with Jacopo Larcher, which is the first repeat of the route since it was first ...
Hazel Findlay (Ep.1)

Hazel Findlay (Ep.1)

In our inaugural episode of All Things Climbing, we talk to Hazel Findlay about her recent send of the Salathe Wall on El Cap; the current direction of climbing culture; ...
Introducing: All Things Climbing

Introducing: All Things Climbing

Check out our new weekly climbing podcast, All Things Climbing.