Climbing Podcasts

There are approximately 1 million climbing podcasts out there these days. Some of these are professional affairs, some are personal projects. Most contain mild peril, or at least the threat of a pulley injury.

This list is intended to be the best of the bunch. If you make or listen to a climbing podcast which you think deserves a place here please get in touch.

Jam Crack

Irish / Sheffield climber and author Niall Grimes in conversation with top dogs, cool cats and committed crag rats from the neighbourhood and the international climbing scene. Also classic climbing stories read aloud for your aural pleasure. Mmmmmmm!

The Enormocast

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.

Curious Climber

No rules. Just long form conversation about topics that interest us. Warning: we don't talk that much about climbing. With Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and Hazel Findlay.

The RunOut

The RunOut Podcast The RunOut climbing podcast is a lateral discussion of the vertical world, with hosts Chris Kalous (host of The Enormocast podcast) and Andrew Bisharat (climbing journalist, Evening Sends, National Geographic) discussing current events and issues shaping the sport of climbing. Everything from mountaineering, bouldering, sport climbing, big-wall and your grandaddy's trad all covered. Our goal with this experiment in podcasting is to provide easily digestible doses of climbing conversation that we hope you'll find interesting, funny, informative, and makes you feel like you’re sitting around the campfire with us. Now pass the whiskey. ...

Alpinist

Since 2002 Alpinist has striven to push creative boundaries with everything we do, from award-winning climbing journalism and creative writing to photography and art. Now, with the Alpinist podcast, we aim to extend our conversations with climbers and community members into interviews and oral histories that will entertain and educate our listeners with everything from dramatic and humorous adventure tales to in-depth discussions of the most significant issues in the climbing world today.

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.

Hasn't produced an episode for a while.

The Dirtbag Diaries

Not strictly a climbing podcast, but one of the best out there.

This is what adventure sounds like. Climb. Ski. Hike. Bike. Paddle. Run. Travel. Whatever your passion, we are all dirtbags. Outdoor writer Fitz Cahall and the Duct Tape Then Beer team present stories about the dreamers, athletes and wanderers.

For the Love of Climbing

This is not a climbing podcast. Well, sorta. This is a podcast about choosing vulnerability and talking about our pain—and how we are all really just shining examples of this messy human existence.

The Thundercling

Hosts Dave McAllister and Fidi Naj fall down the rock climbing rabbit hole, and they take down a bunch of folks with them. Interviews with professional climbers impacting the sport, industry insiders, gym rats (trainers/setters/coaches), road dawgs, photographers/writers/artists, and everyday ladies and gents that have chosen to make climbing a non-negotiable facet of their everyday lives. From low-ball bouldering to big wall slogging, the Thunderpod will introduce you to the folks keeping climbing weird, iconoclastic, and most importantly, entirely bad ass.

The Lay Back

A podcast featuring Australian Climbers and their stories.

The Sharp End

A podcast from Accidents in North American Climbing, hosted by Ashley Saupe and presented by Mammut.

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