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86 Responses to Thanks for ducats!

  1. Matt says:

    Per my previous promise every 50 episodes I send in my appreciation money! I’ve managed to work past the be-layer problem I mentioned last time and am about to head off to my first lead climbing class in a few minutes 🙂

    They put up this new climbing gym in Baton Rouge, Uptown Climbing which is legit as far as I’m concerned. So couple that with this pod cast and everything is falling right into place.

    I really should go back and give you a one or two line response to each episode. This has prolly already been done before so maybe I will wait to episode 100. I’m really glad you did that 50th on yourself. Kind of fills in a lot gaps.

  2. Matt says:

    You have a great podcast (and this is the only one I listen to so there may be better ones out there) but I get your sense of humor and really enjoy listening to beast climbers perspective on “things”.

    Long story short, while I may still be scared to let go of the climbing gym wall and let my belayer lower me ever so slowly down the 20 feet, there is mucho content for any level with this pod cast 🙂

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Thanks for the kind comment. My idea is to make those “beasts” relatable, even if it means me taking the piss out of them once in a while. Good luck with that lowering thing!

  3. Steven Van Dijck says:

    Hope you wont use the money on anything usefull! And make work of getting Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll on the show. Would be nice to see some more Euros on the show!
    Spreading the word in Norway!

  4. Chris Koppl says:

    You provide a priceless service. Whenever I’m trudging around in the sun for work or on a long car ride you can bet I’m bumping the Enormocast. Just ordered my girlfriend some belay specs for her birthday. Thanks for everything, and keep those episodes coming!

  5. James Schroeder says:

    Kalous,

    Sorry I’ve been dragging my feet with kicking in. I love this thing, and I hope it keeps going. The show is great, and I eagerly await each new episode. Your next bloody at the Barn is on me.

    Regards,
    James

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Thanks for the $, of course, but you donated your time to a show already and that was the best support I can get. I think I might make it down there later this summer, and after climbing in the mdiwest summer heat, I will need that bloody!

  6. Rob says:

    Happy 100 episodes!!! I don’t know it seemed like a theme

  7. Steve Barratt says:

    Thanks for making this thing, Chris!

  8. Rob Stone says:

    have a beer on me!

  9. Mike F. says:

    I decided to use the Brendon Leonard method and kicked in $.50/episode. Thanks for the awesome content my man. Drink up and enjoy, Cheers!

  10. Jeremy Lubkin says:

    Happy Birthday, Enormocast. 5 years old today! Glad you are thru those ‘terrible twos’ and all that. Now all potty trained and wearing your big boy pants. Good job.

    This donation also goes out to Episode 118 – damn glad to have Conrad home safe and sound. Now go crack open a cold PBR and enjoy some birthday cake. Happy Holidays.

  11. Chris W says:

    Chris, love the podcast. Just so you know how grateful (and broke) I am, I’m donating in the same year in which I married off both my daughters, 3 months apart. There was a significant chunk of the year where I couldn’t make it to the mountains due to family events, and the Enormocast kept me looking forward to next year. Thanks!

  12. Scott says:

    Hey Chris,

    My brother got me onto the Enormocast about six months ago with the Peter Croft episode. Since then I’ve been working my through your back catalogue and telling everyone in my circle of climbing friends here in Tasmania to check out the podcast.

    I have no idea how you could make it happen, but it would awesome to hear from some Australian climbers. You probably saw Mike Law’s name in the guidebook for every crag in Australia when you were here years ago, especially in the Blue Mountains and Arapiles. He’s got lots of hilarious stories from the golden age of climbing in Australia in the 70’s. Greg Child is another one that would be cool to hear from, and I think he’s still living in the US, maybe even in Colorado? Some others that would be really interesting are Andrew Lock (kickass high-altitude alpinist), Ben and Lee Cossey, Andrea Hah (2nd female ascent of Punks in the Gym), Simon Carter (famous for his photography rather than his climbing), Monique Forestier, Jarmilla Tyrill. You’ve got nothing better to do than cyber-stalk these people and find out if they’re planning to come to your part of the world right?

    Anyway keep up the great work. I thought I should make a small contribution to pay you back for all the entertainment. It gets me through the boring days in the lab and helps to maintain the motivation to save money and get my shit together for another trip to Yosemite next year, where I’ll hopefully get slightly less spanked off the walls than I did last time.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      I am always on the lookout for traveling Australians. My face to face rule is a pain in the ass, but I think its important to maintain. IF you ever get wind of Australian luminaries turning up here in the States, let me now. chris@enormocast.com.

      And yes, I need to lock in Greg Child.

      I’d love to have Mike Law on some day, too.

  13. Cindy Trim says:

    ok, now I feel better, giving just a little bit every month! Appreciate your contribution to the climbing community Chris.

    btw, Conrad said he’d come on. He said, “just have Chris give me a call…” (I did put him on the spot by asking him in front of a couple hundred people.) hehe

  14. Mathis Bean says:

    There’s my buck an episode plus card fee. Thanks for a great show. Keep it up, please.

  15. Daniel says:

    Frigging love that shit. No 100 was excellent. Again. Good news is, with enormobaby now keeping you up at night, there’s even more time to churning out those episodes… Yeeha!

  16. Richard Welker says:

    Hi Chris,
    Thank you for making my commute to every two weeks enjoyable. I look forward to every episode. Congrats on 100 and the enormo-baby. I’m going to the Creek for my first time, next week. What route would you recommend for a climber in the 10/11 grade? Anyways, thank you for your hard work and enjoy the beer.
    -Rich Welker

    • Chris Kalous says:

      All of them. Seriously. Nearly any route in the Creek, if it was somewhere else, would be the 5 star classic. Hope you did Supercrack, though, just so you can say you did.

  17. Julius Grisette says:

    I spotted my climbing buddy a dinner. He paid me back with paypal? It’s easier to put the money in your bank account than mine.

    Congrats on all the things!

  18. Brett says:

    Happy 100 Chris, this donation gets me caught up to my 2$ per episode commitment.

  19. Pranav Nagarajan says:

    Hey Chris,

    I saw Mr Schulze was the first donor (God, that word sounds so morbid) from Germany. Here is one more from near the Bavarian Alps in Munich. But since I am Indian, might be the first from thereabouts?

    Caught the climbing bug when i trekked up to 11000 ft on the Kanchenjunga at 11, that’s my Enormodome i guess. Love the podcast, especially the Armando Monecal and Colin Haley episodes were so insightful…keep up the AWESOME work brother! It gets me through the 9-5 grind, haha. Six more years “working for the man and training” until 30 and the van life. Can’t wait for it…
    …but we shall continue with style!

  20. William says:

    Chris,

    Congrats on episode 100 and the enourmobaby. Here’s to 100 more episodes (episodes not babies) haha

    Enjoyed all your podcasts. I’ve enjoyed all the interviews and noted your style and rapport has definitely improved over the last few years. Your dry wit cracks me up, especially on the ads you do for bd, the belay glasses and laspotiva. You should write ad copy for Geico or better yet some microbrew or something cool.

    Climb on and check your knot!

  21. Justin says:

    Hey Kalous,

    Thanks for the entertainment for my soul. I always make the time to catch up with ya, I think I’ve listened to every episode.

  22. Polek says:

    Hi Chris,
    dig the podcasts. Keep rocking them out!
    Hey, how good are you skills/connections in talking to someone about making the Canadian/US dollar currency exchange some what better? My Canadian dollar donation has been robbed of its true-ness!
    With stoke from Pemberton BC.

  23. Hans says:

    After the back and the knee, now it’s the old ankle playing up and keeping me from the wall. Luckily my ears are still functioning, so I can get my surrogate fix over here… .

    Enjoy the beer… .

  24. Dave says:

    Thanks for the podcasts. They make my drive to work so much more enjoyable!

  25. Abe says:

    Thanks for the show, Chris. It might not be a down payment on a new Sprinter van, but maybe my small contribution can help restock a mini fridge in a Sprinter van. Hey, I do what I can.

    Thanks again,
    Abe

  26. David Lloyd says:

    Heard you’re coming to Lander for the International Climbers’ Festival again. Just donated in celebration of Brian and Mandy Fabels’ wedding. Keep up the great work Chris!

  27. Luke Mehall says:

    So many good episodes lately, my absolute favorite was Peter Croft, I feel like just listening to him propels you into another level.

    See you at the Rodeway!

    peace.

  28. travis foster says:

    bam! first time ever donating online. feels good, although i feel like i’m really just repaying you for the stickers you so kindly sent to australia without asking for a cent.
    anyway dude i’m sure i’ll donate again in the future, once my boss pays me or next episode thats as rad as the peter croft or paul piana ones
    cheers dude

  29. Matt Mauzy says:

    Thanks for all the hard work. I’m a long time listener first dime donor. This was long overdue (sorry dude…..) I am going with the $1.00 an episode mantra so by my math you owe me 19 episodes. Looking forward to it!

    Good work Mr. Kalous, love the podcat!

  30. John Schulze says:

    First donation from Germany? The show is great and really funny, thank you! If you ever come to climb in the Frankenjura let me know and I’ll give you a belay 🙂

  31. Daniel says:

    Thanks for turning those tube journeys into occasional trips to the crag. Gets me into the office with a smile…

  32. Rob Baumgartner says:

    Thanks for all the laughs, Chris!

    I just recently downloaded all episodes and started from the beginning. I’m through about 15 and really enjoying The Enormocast. If you sell out and start to suck I’m going demand a refund! Or at least an apology. Or maybe a belay.

  33. Matt says:

    Hi Chris,
    I’ve listened since the beginning and have wanted to donate for a while now but I’m a teacher, so…
    You do a great job with the show, keep it up!

    Cheers from the east coast,
    Matt

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Thanks Matt. Yeah, I used to be a teacher, so I know that people love to say “Teachers are sooooo important” but they rarely want to pay them more than the guy mowing the lawn, and around here, definitely not as much as the guy painting their house.

  34. Hamish says:

    Merry Kalousmas, don’t spend it all in one bar!

  35. Malcolm says:

    Chris- Merry Christmas and thanks for helping me Keep The Dream Alive while suffering through a harsh few years of non-climbing.

  36. Celeste says:

    As a corporate slave with young children my opportunities for adventure are few and far between. Plus I recently broke my ankle bouldering in the gym (ugh), and one footed top roping gets old quickly. Thanks for helping keep me psyched with your entertaining and informative podcasts, keep up the good work!

  37. Eddie K says:

    I love the podcast, keep it up!

  38. Fredrik says:

    Keep up the good work Chris!

    /The Swedish fan club

  39. Colin Howell says:

    On the many trips I have taken to the red from Dayton Ohio (3 hour drive), your podcasts serve as the ultimate entertainment and definitely pump up the mood for some serious crushing. I’ve listened to all, multiple times, especially the safety related episodes. Gotta keep that head on alert!
    Many thanks again!

  40. Jared Vagy says:

    Thanks for keeping me awake and entertained during my:

    Late night drives to Yosemite, my bike rides to work and while sitting in LA traffic.

  41. James says:

    Awesome podcast! I don’t get after it as much as I would like and listening to your show helps to keep my mind on climbing!

  42. Ross says:

    Keep the faith

  43. Jason H. says:

    Love the show, thanks for doing it! Keeps me psyched when on road trips all around the West.

  44. Jordan says:

    Thanks Chris! You have a real knack for what you do. The Letterman of the climbing world. Keep the inspirational juices flowing.

  45. Daniel says:

    Keep up the good work Chris, totally loving it. Hence I’m herewith pledging for and supporting the long overdue global expansion of the Enormocast. I mean, you’ve made it to the obsessively gritty and rain-battered UK shores so far and that’s brilliant. But let’s be honest, the true rock, the beginning of it all, the truly epic is to be found a few hundred ks to the east in Spain, France and of course the Swiss alps. So, spread your wings and power of the network, get them Europeans into the Enormo-studio. To enormous world domination!

  46. Nick says:

    Consistently brilliant. You dont need all them producers to make it good! Keep kickin ass Chris.

  47. Scott says:

    Wow, almost a year since my last donation. We’ve been loving the Enormo and just finished #50 on a trip back from a day on the crags. A stout coffee from the cafe in Lone Pine and the Enormocast on the stereo, and the miles flew by. It was cool to hear your personal development. Do what you can to keep the faith and keep this project going. I hope the recent exposure in Rock and Ice helps out.

    Scott and Jodi, and Django the Wonder Dog

  48. Owen McGrath says:

    Hey Chris,

    I discovered your stuff very recently on a ride home to San Francisco from Bishop and have been thoroughly entertained since. I’m a weekend warrior, whoring myself to a day job, and getting out to the mountains as much as I can on the weekends. Your podcasts just make me so psyched to get out there more and go even harder. Keep it up.

    Thanks
    Owen

  49. Tobias says:

    Had to finally chip in a few dollars. All episodes are great. I enjoy ones where actual climbing tales and adventure tales are told the most.

    Keep it up for as long as it’s still fun for you.

    Oh yeah, and I’m a web designer, contact me if you need help with anything… I entered my site as the link above.

  50. Dan says:

    Thank you for what you do! Love the interviews and the perspective you provide.

  51. Steve Orr says:

    Great choice of songs, Chris. Interestingly, I grew up playing soccer with Guy Zabka, who is Billy (Johnny Lawrence) Zabka’s brother. After appearing in T.K.K., he instantly became our hero and “Mr. Lawrence” will always remain one of my favorite screen personas of all time.

  52. Cindy says:

    ok, now I am gushing but really, this money is going to a great show. It is very fun and informative. I def felt like I knew more about Hayden’s experience from that interview than from the article I read. Something about hearing it directly makes it more personal. Please, keep it up Chris and I think 50 would be too few. Go for 100 at least!

  53. Darren says:

    Thanks for making my time in exile (central KS) a little less painful. Your podcasts remind me of hanging around camp after a day of cragging, shooting the breeze with friends, both new and old.

    (P.S. I’ve got a job interview in Grand Junction, so hopefully I’ll being the exodus from KS to the promised land this summer)

  54. Scott and Jodi says:

    Chris: My wife, Jodi, and I have been loving the Enormocast. We plug in the iPod during drives to the crags, and you make the miles fly. Had to throw a few doubloons yer way for a little pirate “radio.” You’re a great interviewer and nicely literate. The crack about the “salon” up on Cerro Torre when Kennedy was talking about his discussion to chop the bolts was classic. Hope to run into you some day out cragging and buy you a beer. We’re only two of the legions of everyday climbers who get some inspiration from the people you meet and your great enthusiasm. Keep pumpin’ that Enormo-love!

    Your fans,

    Scott, Jodi, and Django the Wonder Dog

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Awesome. This makes me feel like I’m there sitting on the console between you while you drive, or a bobble head glued to your dash.

      Thanks for the compliments. That salon crack was a deep cut. I’m glad I fired that out there and somebody caught it!

      Also, thanks for the donation. I’ll keep the content coming, you guys keep listening. Tell your friends and check each others knot EVERY TIME!

      CK

  55. Dan Elstone says:

    Thank Chris for the great Podcast. You’ve helped me through my outdoor climbing withdrawal in the Pacific Northwest. This money is for a case of PBR. I can only get about 10 of them for 20 dollars in BC, so it will go to better use down there.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Thanks dude! Winter is pretty grim up there, eh? Don’t they drink Kokonees up there anyway?

      Well, bear down and wait for spring, keep listening, and start planking to keep in shape. 2 minutes on, 2 minutes rest, set of 3. PLANK!

  56. AndyG says:

    Okay, went back and listened to all of “Off Belay” as well, so I had to throw down a little something to say thanks again!

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Thanks Andy. The OBP was a little rough in comparison, but it cut my teeth in a good way. Want to get back to a little more if the spontaneity of OBP with the enormocast, actually.

  57. Bill Gibson says:

    Chris, enough already about the beer and coffee. Let’s get on with the show! Love it.
    Enormocast makes the hour long (did I say, STEEP) hike up to the cliff a joy.

  58. Chris Tebbitt says:

    Cheers, you have got me though alot of lunch breaks at really shit jobs, I don’tknow if I could have done it with out you . . . . . .

  59. Jonathan Wilson says:

    I too have been listening for a while without giving back. Keep up the good work, I really enjoy your style and the questions you pose to your guests.
    -JW

  60. Tye says:

    I’ve listened to all the Of Belay shows and the Enormocasts as well. I look forward to every one. I just started climbing in the last year and a half and am leading moderate routes…. so I listen and pay close attention for tips on how not to look stupid or do anything embarrassing…. although due to the Enormocast I’m still not sure where the cool place is to hang my chalkbag.

  61. I’ve listened to many times not to donate at this point. I dig the enormocast. Keep it up. The potential is limitless. BTW, a movie about the history of American rock climbing is coming out this year. I helped score several scenes for this movie and it looks super. Keep your eyes peeled. I really think this movie is going to be excellent. The director has interviewed all the biggest names. Robbins, Gill, Bachar, Croft, so many. Maybe an enormocast review when it comes out?

    Cheers.

  62. James says:

    Thanks for all the entertaining podcasts. I’m a Colorado native living in the NW and this podcast makes a little homesick. I found the Offbelay podcast earlier this year and followed you over to the Enormocast and I’m glad you kept it going.

    I hope this little bit will help or at least get you a beer and maybe a gallon or two of gas.

    • Wouldn’t it be great if beer and gas were interchangeable? You could always have both on hand (now that they are the same), you could propel your car by brewing your own, and help out the environment. Someone needs to get on this. Oh and thanks Chris for the show.

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