On Episode 261 of the Enormocast, I connect with highball boulderer, Timmy Kang, to reflect on life, his youth, and the completion a major project. In December 2022, Timmy did 5 major Highballs in Bishop in a day, including the feared and revered Too Big to Flail. The forthcoming film, Focus, was made by Timmy and friends to document the audacious day. Through the runup and sending of the project, Timmy delved into all the emotions and reflections requisite in climbing dangerous and difficult things. He discovered incidents and influences throughout his life that lead him directly to the top of that last boulder and for now, the pinnacle of his career. But of course, there’s more to come from an over-stoked Timmy Kang.
On Episode 224 of the Enormocast, I connect with bouldering legend, John Sherman. “The Verm”, as he is widely known, is a seminal boulderer in America and the world. Known as much for his antics and his legendary toughness, John Sherman also likely bouldered there first as he spanned the continent looking for and developing blocks. He is also known as the progenitor of the V-grade system, though he wishes now he had not had that particular stoke of genius. Gone from the spotlight for a moment as he pursued photography, John is back in shape and attempting to repeat a route he did 30 years ago: Midnight Lightning.
On Episode 219 of the Enormocast, I connect online with Genevive Walker. Genevive is living the “dream” on the road full time. In the last year, she’s taken some offers for sponsorship and is now trying to reconcile the life of a public figure and “pro” with the realities of living hand-to-mouth in a van as a dirtbag climber. Add the need to be active in the community as a Black woman climber, someone recovering from disordered eating, and an athlete, Genevive is not sure she can do it all. However, she’s threatening to be a threat as a mentor, guide, and spokesperson, just give her a minute to find and eradicate the poop smell in her van and she WILL change the world.