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Sorta famous climber Chris Kalous delves into the climbing life with discussion, interviews, tributes, and more on the Enormocast. Rock climbing. alpine climbing, and just climbing, climbing, and more climbing.

Sorta famous climber Chris Kalous delves into the climbing life with discussion, interviews, tributes, and more on the Enormocast. Rock climbing. alpine climbing, and just climbing, climbing, and more climbing.
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Sorta famous climber Chris Kalous delves into the climbing life with discussion, interviews, tributes, and more on the Enormocast. Rock climbing. alpine climbing, and just climbing, climbing, and more climbing.

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English


Episodes

Episode 161: Jordan Cannon – Looking Back to Go Forward.

10/12/2018
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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 pretty straight to the big walls without passing GO. Armed with endless … Continue reading "Episode 161: Jordan Cannon – Looking Back to Go Forward."

Duration:01:11:31

Episode 160: Kathy Karlo Goes Deep.

9/30/2018
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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 dark and difficult emotions in the climbing … Continue reading "Episode 160: Kathy Karlo Goes Deep."

Duration:01:05:41

Episode 159: Sam Elias – You Can’t Climb Everything.

9/16/2018
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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. Once on a pro-skiing track, Sam decided to slow his life down … Continue reading "Episode 159: Sam Elias – You Can’t Climb Everything."

Duration:00:59:44

Episode 158: Ken Yager and the Yosemite Facelift.

9/1/2018
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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 cleaned up mountains of trash and debris from Yosemite Valley. … Continue reading "Episode 158: Ken Yager and the Yosemite Facelift."

Duration:01:17:40

Episode 157: Katie Lambert – Face Yourself.

8/16/2018
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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 Valley. Katie tells of her travails trying to get into America’s Hat, climbing in the Northwest Territories … Continue reading "Episode 157: Katie Lambert – Face Yourself."

Duration:01:21:14

Episode 156: Dean Fidelman – Film, Like Love, Takes Time Part 2.

8/2/2018
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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 eras. His climbing odyssey began in the early 70s at Stony Point … Continue reading "Episode 156: Dean Fidelman – Film, Like Love, Takes Time Part 2."

Duration:00:58:52

Episode 155: Dean Fidelman – Film, Like Love, Takes Time Part 1.

7/31/2018
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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 began in the early 70s at Stony Point in Los Angeles, and 40 some … Continue reading "Episode 155: Dean Fidelman – Film, Like Love, Takes Time Part 1."

Duration:01:01:30

Epsiode 154: Buddy Nielsen – One Version of a Dangerous World.

7/14/2018
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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 2002. Living the touring rock band life led him into many of … Continue reading "Epsiode 154: Buddy Nielsen – One Version of a Dangerous World."

Duration:01:14:15

Episode 153: Janet Wilkinson – A Little Help From Her Friends.

6/27/2018
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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 her teeth with the boys. But in search of lady partners, she made … Continue reading "Episode 153: Janet Wilkinson – A Little Help From Her Friends."

Duration:01:07:23

Episode 152: Mark Hudon and Max Jones – As Free as Can Be.

6/15/2018
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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 the likes of Kauk and Bachar, Jones and Hudon … Continue reading "Episode 152: Mark Hudon and Max Jones – As Free as Can Be."

Duration:01:37:32

Episode 151: A Candid Ascent of El Cap.

6/1/2018
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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, 2018, Steve Dilk and I blasted off up … Continue reading "Episode 151: A Candid Ascent of El Cap."

Duration:01:26:06

Episode 150: Live at 5Point with Brendan Leonard and OG podcaster, Fitz Cahall.

5/9/2018
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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 Then Beer. Fitz was well into his podcast career when … Continue reading "Episode 150: Live at 5Point with Brendan Leonard and OG podcaster, Fitz Cahall."

Duration:01:14:20

Episode 149: Freddie Wilkinson – Just Stoked to Be There.

4/25/2018
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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 finger in the pie of many climbing related endeavors besides sending … Continue reading "Episode 149: Freddie Wilkinson – Just Stoked to Be There."

Duration:01:21:11

Episode 148: Hugh Herr – Never Broken.

4/5/2018
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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 for the better. Hugh and his … Continue reading "Episode 148: Hugh Herr – Never Broken."

Duration:00:53:10

Episode 147: Phil Powers – Teacher, Steward, Student.

3/20/2018
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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 the world. At the helm of the AAC, Phil has … Continue reading "Episode 147: Phil Powers – Teacher, Steward, Student."

Duration:00:55:52

Episode 146: Majka Burhardt – From Climbing to Conservation.

3/5/2018
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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 Royal We. Finally, 4 years after the … Continue reading "Episode 146: Majka Burhardt – From Climbing to Conservation."

Duration:01:12:09

Episode 145: Mary Harlan – Almost Famous.

2/9/2018
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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 only a good and experienced climber, but a mother, … Continue reading "Episode 145: Mary Harlan – Almost Famous."

Duration:01:22:10

Episode 144: Raphael Slawinski – Control Within the Chaos.

1/26/2018
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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. Yet, he has been on the forefront of ice climbing, … Continue reading "Episode 144: Raphael Slawinski – Control Within the Chaos."

Duration:01:12:39

Episode 143: The TAPS Edition AKA Kill Your Daisy Chain with Andrew Bisharat and Steve Dilk.

1/11/2018
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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 might see it? Can you really get … Continue reading "Episode 143: The TAPS Edition AKA Kill Your Daisy Chain with Andrew Bisharat and Steve Dilk."

Duration:01:24:39

Episode 142: John Middendorf – Build It and They Will Go.

12/22/2017
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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 afforded respite from the vertical, but could not hold any serious storm at bay. … Continue reading "Episode 142: John Middendorf – Build It and They Will Go."

Duration:01:24:30