Climbing Podcasts

Listen to some great stories and personal experiences covering all types of climbing.

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Board MeetingsWe were all beginners once. Nate and I sit down to recount some of the worst pieces of advice we got as beginners, and what advice we wish we'd gotten instead.

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JCPC 086 Lewis Perrin WilliamsYoung North Wales based boulderer, trad climber, bassist and student Lewis Perrin Williams talks about some of the important stuff in his life.

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JCPC 085 Seb GrieveStar of Hard Grit, classic 1990s climbing vid, chats to Niall Grimes in a darkening graveyard.

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Episode #52-10 Tips for Pursuing Maximum Climbing PerformanceLegendary climber, Wolfgang Gullich, famously said that "the brain is the most important muscle for climbing".

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Mr. Clipping ChainsChad Andrews doesn't like the word retired - but he doesn't have to work in anymore - in his mid 30's.

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JCPC 084 Rose Merrett10-year-old and mad-for-climbing Rose tells Niall Grimes about climbing 8a, why she loves climbing outdoors, about Spain and plans to travel.

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Episode #51Don't give up too fast. 37:55 - However, don't over-reach too far... and get bogged down for many days on a single route.

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JCPC 083 Anna TaylorYoung Lakes-based trad star Anna Taylor in conversation under a tree.

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Devin DabneyDevin Dabney is a climber, setter, coach, poet, and rapper. He's a good friend of mine, and two years ago we sat down and recorded this conversation - without a plan and not really knowing what would come out of it.

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Podcast #50: 8 Super Powers of the Very Best ClimbersWhat makes great climbers great? What are the distinct and rare character traits that make climbers like Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Margo Hayes, Adam Ondra, and Alex Megos - and others like them - the barrier-breaking and transcendent climbers that they are?

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JCPC 082 Slatehead by Peter GouldingPeter Goulding reads extracts from his recently-published book Slatehead, which takes a personal look at the Llanberis slate climbing scene from the 1980s.

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Daniel Woods Used the N-Word in a Video and We're All ComplicitChad very casually repeats the lyrics, "Shame on a N**** " , and Daniel follows suit.

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Genevive WalkerGenevive Walker is unapologetic. She knows that it takes all types to make change, and she has the unique ability to be many of those types all at once.

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Brown Girls ClimbThis conversation originally aired in July 2018. I repost it now because it's my starting point, and may be yours as well.

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JCPC 081 Paul Pritchard remember Trevor HodgsonPaul Pritchard and George Smith read their farewells to their friend and 80's slate legend, Trevor Hodgson.

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Episode #49: How To Improve Your Concentration and FocusAs physical as climbing is, it is even more mental. Being technically sound and physically strong is not enough to navigate a high-ball boulder problem, personal-best redpoint, intimidating big wall, or treacherous mountain.

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JCPC 080 John Allen's Routes and MeGritstone master and pioneer of many of grit's finest Extremes died in a climbing accident last week.

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Episode #48; Strategies for Success Despite Hardship and AdversityClimbers are drawn to the challenges and potential adversity of the steep. Great climbers embrace grand challenges - and almost certain adversity - in achieving hard and rare accomplishments.

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JCPC 079 Me, in the MicksI spend an hour playing other people's music and try to take credit for it.

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Training Cafe: Energy System Training and more!These are crazy times we're living through with the COVID crisis. Most of us are to train on a home wall, hangboard, and whatever else we can kludge together.

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Listener QuestionIn this episode I try to answer a few great but not easy questions from our listeners.

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Motivated or Not with Special GuestsSo many people right now are struggling with motivation right now. Rather than give only my advice, I sought out the opinions of past and future guests including Sam Elias, Eva Lopez, Jonathan Siegriest, and many others.

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Why Bouldering May Not Help Your Sport ClimbingIn this episode I sit down with Nate in Houston to discuss the mistakes that sport climbers make in using bouldering as training.

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Episode #46An often-used proverbial phrase, to encourage optimism and proactive action in the face of adversity or misfortune, is to "make lemonade out of lemons." In this podcast, Eric Hörst presents a hopeful mindset and approach for persevering through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Episode #45In this episode of Ask Coach Hörst...Eric answers 9 wide-ranging questions from listeners. Some of the topics covered are...

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Matt FultzEpisode 160 - It used to be that training for climbing was out in the open.

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Brittany LeavittBrittany Leavitt is an educator. By profession, by passion, and by choice. It's a choice I appreciate.

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Episode #448:50 - Develop a detailed and compelling game plan for 2020. On a calendar, block in possible road trips, competitions, and other major life events.

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Yves GravelleEpisode 157 - Yves Gravelle is a legendary Canadian strongman, and pound for pound may have the strongest grip in the world.

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JCPC 077 Nick BullockTop adventure climber Nick Bullock recalls tales of loose rock, looser friends and the loosest ethics.

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Ep. 156: Troy FauteuxTroy Fauteux tries harder than you. His try hard might have gotten him up hard boulders before the mental skills had a chance to catch up - but I suspect those are coming along just fine.

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Episode #43-10 Tips and Concepts to Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!It's the dawn of a new decade, and so I wanted to take this rare opportunity to record a unique and, hopefully, impactful podcast.

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JCPC 076 Hazel FindlayTop UK all-rounder Hazel Findlay talks about being a professional climber, Tsunami, Magic Line, coaching, social media and podcasts.

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Ep. 155: Board MeetingsNot all goals need to be major, far off events. Not all goals need to lead you directly toward those major goals.

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JCPC 075 Jesse DuftonBlind climber Jesse Dufton talks about his starring role in the award-winning documentary Climbing Blind, culminating in his on-sight lead of the Old Man of Hoy.

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An "Intelligent System" Approach to Climbing Training and Goal Pursuit10:32 - The value of waking each morning with a mission. 16:20 - Eric shares some climbing history...and names 5 legendary, transformative climbers that influenced him and helped inspire this systems approach to training / climbing.

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Ep. 154: Dr. Favia DubykThe phrase "a force to be reckoned with" doesn't quite do justice to Dr. Favia Dubyk.

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JCPC 074 Jim PopeJim Pope, "The Last Climber", does well at Grit headgames, international comps and sport climbing.

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Ep. 153: Dr. Natasha BarnesIf you have been interested in training for climbing for more than a few days, it's likely that you know of Dr. Natasha Barnes.

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JCPC 073 Niall Grimes reads RedRawA story about a day of great pain in Red Rocks and Las Vegas.

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Episode #41Many factors are at play... so it will take some effect to get it right.

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Ep. 152: Alex Megos and Ken EtzelAlex Megos may well be the strongest climber in the world. But is he the best?

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Ep. 151: Board MeetingsThank you for the continued and growing support! It means the world.. In this episode, Nate and I sit down to talk about where it all started and why we keep doing it.

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Ep. 150: Bill RamseyHe had achieved near mythical status in the Red River Gorge by the time I started paying attention to sport climbing.

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Ep. 149: Dr. Jared Vagy on Stretching, Prehab, and Other Hot TopicsFor Dr. Jared Vagy's third appearance on the podcast, we decided to tackle a few hotly debated topics - things like stretching, prehab, training "dangerous" grip positions, and more.

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Ep. 148: Will Anglin and Rowland ChenEpisode 12 with Will Anglin and Rowland Chen quickly became a cult classic. Today we bring them back for P.O.E. Part 2, a follow up to examine how the P.O.E. path they had both embarked on had worked out.

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Ep. 147: Making Sense of Science for Climbers with Dr. Tyler NelsonScience and Data are increasingly popular in training for climbing, and for good reason. Leading that charge is Dr. Tyler Nelson of Camp 4 Human Performance.

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Ep. 146: Boards vs. Spray Walls with Will Anglin and Michael Rosato of Tension ClimbingSo. Many. Decisions. In this episode Nate and I sit down at Tension Climbing to talk with Will Anglin and Michael Rosato about the first of those impossible decisions - board or spray wall.

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Episode #40: Blood Flow Restriction Training for ClimbersIn a departure from my usual lecture style podcasts, I'm happy to feature a guest on this month's podcast - Dr. Tyler Nelson, a chiropractic physician and owner of Camp 4 Human Performance in Salt Lake City.

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Ep. 145: Intentional Climbing Community with The BlackHeathens"A room full of superheroes" is how this conversation was described by an Australian climber at Mt. Arapiles.

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Ep. 144: Board MeetingsHangboarding is overrated, but it's also important. Please, for the sake of all that is good in humanity, listen to Episode 143 before you listen to this one.

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Ep. 143: Board MeetingsIn this episode Nate and I sit down to discuss the top 5 reasons why one of the most popular forms of training for climbing is simply being blown out of proportion.

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Ep. 142: Moonboard Benchmarking with Ravioli BicepsI'm fairly sure I've gotten more DMs asking when this episode is coming than any other.

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Ep. 141: Is It Really A Plateau? with Lee CujesSometimes you're improving, but the grades don't reflect that. Does that mean you're on a forever plateau?

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Episode #39: Climbing Injuries: A Perfect Storm BrewingThis is fourth in a series on sinew training with a specific focus on climbing injuries and prevention.

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Ep. 140: Board MeetingsIn this Board Meeting, Nate is temporarily replaced by our Strength and Conditioning Coach Paul Corsaro.

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Ep. 139: Damage Control in Chaos with Lee CosseyIf Australian Lee Cossey lived in North America, he'd be a name mentioned alongside Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter as one of the best all around climbers on the planet.

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Episode #38: Ask Coach HorstIn this episode of Ask Coach Hörst...Eric answers 7 wide-ranging questions from listeners. Some of the topics covered are...

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JCPC 071 Dave BirkettLake District legend Dave Birkett sits down with a beer, a guitar and a packet of crisps and talks climbing, music and rounding up sheep.

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Ep. 138: Endurance Climbing with Dru MackHonorary co-host Dru Mack is back in the building, and this time we're talking about what might be Dru's bread and butter - endurance climbing.

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Ep. 137: Board MeetingsIn this episode Nate and I sit down to discuss an important topic - the top 5 reasons why people who train and train and train still can't improve their climbing outdoors.

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Ep. 136: Successful Climbing Coaching with Will HammerslaAs the National Coach for Sport Climbing Australia, Will Hammersla has a tough job. The Olympics are now in play, and in a country as spread out as Australia, where it can be 10 hours between major cities, cultivating a "team" is damn near impossible.

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JCPC 070 Emma Twyford Part 2The second part of my Emma Twyford interview. So fab. We talk about Once Upon a Time in the Southwest, Indian Face, Free Solo, The Big Issue and Big Bang.

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Episode #37: The 8 Superpowers of the Very Best ClimbersWhat makes great climbers great? What are the distinct and rare character traits that make climbers like Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Margo Hayes, Adam Ondra, and Alex Megos - and others like them - the barrier-breaking and transcendent climbers that they are?

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JCPC 069 Emma Twyford Part 1Emma Twyford is one of the UK's top climbers. Over the last year she has had an amazing run of achievements on top level sport and trad climbs.

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Ep. 135: Working For It with Anna DaveyThe first of the Oz Tapes! In this episode I sit down with Anna Davey, a professional climber from Perth, Western Australia.

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Ep. 134: Board MeetingsNate and I aren't always in the same place, but we still want to talk about things.

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Ep. 133: Board MeetingsCreated by the coaches of Power Company Climbing, "EMPOWERED: A Bouldering Intensive" is a 3 day bouldering seminar aimed to provide the self-coached climber with the tools and tactics needed to construct effective training plans, analyze their own movement, track measurable progress, and engage a productive mental approach when bouldering.

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214 Len NeceferIn today's episode, we'll cover the relationship between people, land, and how we use the land.

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Episode #36: Training to Increase Tendon Strength, Muscle Power, and Connective Tissue Health!A growing body of recent research has shown that athletes can play an active role in developing stronger, higher performing tendons and ligaments by way of specific training and nutritional interventions.

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JCPC 068 Helen Mort Black Car BurningPoet and novelist Helen Mort reads some of her work based in the universe of climbing including extracts from her recently-published novel, Black Car Burning, Well good.

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Ep. 132: A Business for the People with Dave Chancellor and Yusuf Daneshyar of Climb SoiLLEvery week I get emails asking about how to start a small business in the climbing space.

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Ep. 131: Adapting Pt. 2 with Maureen BeckEpic. If you haven't listened to Part 1 yet, go do it NOW. It should already be right there in your pocket super computer.

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Ep. 130: Adapting Pt. 1 with Maureen BeckMo Beck is a professional climber, 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, multiple time World Champion, stand up comedian and all around BADASS.

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Ep. 129: Success and Failure with Mina Leslie-WujastykMina Leslie-Wujastyk is one of the most open pros out there, and this conversation is no different.

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Ep. 128: Mentorship with Dru Mack and Lee SmithIn this episode I sit down for an emotional conversation with my good friends Dru Mack and Lee Smith about the interesting topic of mentorship.

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Ep. 127: Thoughtful Process with Sam EliasSam Elias really needs no introduction. He's one of America's top sport climbers, so it's likely you've heard of him.

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