Basecamp

Basecamp from Climbing Magazine

Join host Kevin Riley for in-depth interviews with the pillars of the rock-climbing community. We’ll be speaking with athletes, writers and photographers, industry VIPS, and, of course, the Climbing editorial staff to discuss breaking news and the pressing issues of the day. Whether you’re an elite alpinist, a recreational sport climber, a die-hard trad climber, or a vFun boulderer—this podcast is for you.

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 international competitions, before switching her focus to climbing outside, especially highball boulder problems. We talk about why she gravitated towards climbing, why she loves living in Fayetteville, WV, and how she deals with injuries as she grows older. Music by Small Houses: http://smallhouses.band/

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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: http://smallhouses.band/

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Daniel Woods / Chris Kalman

Daniel Woods needs no introduction. We discuss his early days dominating the comp circuit, what it’s like to be a pro climber, why he’s turned his attention to hard sport climbing, why 2017 was such a tough year, the goals he’s set for himself, 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: http://smallhouses.band/

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Matty Hong / Heather Weidner

Young climbing phenom and media up-and-comer Matty Hong was the fourth American to climb 5.15b. He also had his 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.

Music by Small Houses: http://smallhouses.band/

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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/

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Climbing’s basecamp interviews Jimmy Chin

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

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Episode 3: How To Scale Your Start-Up

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

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