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The Epic Issue with Matt Samet, James Lucas, and Elaina Arenz

Three stories from the June/July 2019 Epic Survival Tales issue of Climbing Magazine. Editor Matt Samet shares the story of his biggest epic. James Lucas explains why he believes you should never bring your pet to the crag. And Kevin Riley talks to Elaina Arenz about the challenges of being a female mountain guide. Presented by Evolv. Music by Small Houses: http://smallhouses.band/


Gear Trends With Travis Graves (Desert Rock Sports)

Travis Graves is the co-owner of Desert Rock Sports in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the buyer for the shop, he's a wealth of gear information. We speak to Travis about what gear trends he's seeing this season, and the safety and conservation issues related to climbing on wet rock at Red Rock. Presented by Black Diamond. Music by Small Houses: http://smallhouses.band/


Gary Neptune Interview

Bonus episode: An interview with Gary Neptune, the original owner and founder of Neptune Mountaineering, an iconic climbing and ski shop in Boulder, Colorado. If you're a climber and you've been to Boulder, chances are you've been to Neptune Mountaineering and know what a special shop it is. Host Kevin Riley speaks to Neptune about the evolution of gear and retail over the years, and how gear has changed the sport for better or worse. Presented by Black Diamond. Music by Small Houses:...


The Gear Episode: Kolin Powick Interview and Gear Guide Preview

You may know Kolin Powick as the man behind Black Diamond's QC Lab articles, testing gear and confirming or dispelling myths. He's also the climbing category director for the brand. Kevin Corrigan sits down with Powick to talk gear and life behind-the-scenes at BD. Also, Kevin Riley and James Lucas discuss their favorite climbing gear, and preview the April/May 2019 gear issue of Climbing Magazine. Presented by Black Diamond. Music by Small Houses: http://smallhouses.band/


Training Special: Will Anglin Interview and Feb/March Issue Preview

Will Anglin is the co-owner of Tension Climbing, and a dedicated climber with over a decade of coaching, training, and routesetting experience. He's climbed 5.14 sport routes and V13 boulder problems. James Lucas sits down with Anglin to talk about training. Also, Kevin Riley and Matt Samet discuss the February/March training issue of Climbing Magazine, which hits newsstands on January 15, and recent staff trip to Cayman Brac. Music by Small Houses: http://smallhouses.band/


Podcast Updates and Matt Samet Chat

Basecamp is making some changes. In this episode we discuss those changes and feature an interview with Climbing editor Matt Samet to discuss the magazine's upcoming editorial trip to Cayman Brac. Music by Small Houses: http://smallhouses.band/


Mike Williams

Mike Williams is a climber, guidebook author, former Editor-in-Chief at the now-defunct Deadpoint Magazine, and new business owner of Bridge Bounder Campers (http://bridgeboundcampers.com), a van outfitting company out of Fayetteville, West Virginia. We deep dive into the process of outfitting a van and why vanlife has explode over the last decade, as well as talk about Mikey’s obsession with projecting, whether it be authoring a guidebook, editing a magazine, outfitting a van, or projecting...


Pat Goodman / Jessa Goebel

Pat Goodman is a Fayetteville local known for establishing hard, scary trad routes. We talk about one of his more memorable FAs, Ishmael 5.13 R/X, near Boone, NC, about the time he onsight soloed Scenic Cruise at the Black Canyon, what is was like to climb Lotus Flower Tower in Cirque of the Unclimbables again after 18 years, and what he's motivated about these days. Jessa Goebel grew up in North Carolina and started climbing at the age of 9. Soon after, she was competing in national and...


Quinn Brett / Nina Williams

Quinn Brett endured a horrific accident on El Cap, falling 100 feet on The Nose. We talk about how she got into climbing in Minnesota, being a Climbing Ranger in RMNP, big wall speed climbing, and how her life has changed as a result of the accident and being paralyzed from the waist down. Nina Williams is a pro climber best known for highballs, including the first female ascent of Ambrosia, an intimidating V11 in the Buttermilks of Bishop, California. Music by Small Houses:...


Daniel Woods / Chris Kalman

Daniel Woods needs no introduction. We discuss his early days when he dominated the competion circuit, what it’s like to be a pro climber, why he has recently turned his attention to repeating hard sport climbs, why 2017 was such a tough year, the goals he’s set for himself as he approaches the big 3-0, and much more. Chris Kalman is a writer, a guidebook author, and a journalist that recently self-published As Above, So Below: A Climbing Story. Music by Small Houses:...


Matty Hong / Heather Weidner

Young climbing phenom and climbing media up-and-comer Matty Hong was the fourth American to climb 5.15b. He also had his film Break on Through about Margo Hayes’s ascent of La Rambla featured in the Reel Rock Film Tour. We talk about growing up with prolific climbing parents, what 5.15b means to him, and how he balances being a climber and photographer and videographer. Heather Weidner is known for her hard redpoints, most recently China Doll, a 5.14a (R) trad route in Upper Dream Canyon,...


Preview Episode: Brady Robinson and Matt Samet

Host Kevin Riley interviews the Access Fund's Brady Robinson during a day out climbing in Boulder Canyon, and Kevin sits down with Climbing editor Matt Samet to discuss recent events in big wall speed climbing. Music by Small Houses: http://smallhouses.band/