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

Photos: Matt Pincus, Seth Anderson

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 with climbing and find himself in the Red River Gorge. Using his athleticism and knowledge of training from ski racing, Sam quickly progressed to 5.14. Then he took up ice and mixed climbing on the path to where he is today – with a short pit-stop on Mount Everest.

Sam in Lebanon

Sam Talking about Everest

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2 Replies to “Episode 159: Sam Elias – You Can’t Climb Everything.”

  1. that was a quite enjoyable listen. sam’s a cool guy. not to nitpick but he might have been a little off base when he suggested that climbers do not have the affinity for gear that athletes of other sports have. tell that to my ballnutz, sir.

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