Episode 161: Jordan Cannon – Looking Back to Go Forward.

On Episode 161 of the Enormocast, I sit down with young wall-climber, Jordan Cannon. Jordan’s path to climbing, while rather normal 30 years ago, flies in the face of the standard young person’s path through the gym to the boulders. Instead, Jordan went pretty straight to the big walls without passing GO. Armed with endless stoke, fitness, and a reverence for the soul-climber of the past, Jordan did a ground up ascent of the Free Rider only 3 years into his serious climbing career. Part Stone Master, part clean living climbing nerd, Jordan Cannon is one to watch for the future of big wall free climbing.

Jordan on the FreeRider

Jordan in Owens River Gorge

 

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Episode 158: Ken Yager and the Yosemite Facelift.

On Episode 158 of the Enormocast, I sit down in my sweet Denver hotel room with Ken Yager and Allyson Gunsallus of the Yosemite Climbing Association. Ken Yager started the Yosemite Facelift event 15 years ago out of his pickup, and the gathering has since cleaned up mountains of trash and debris from Yosemite Valley. Surreptitiously, Yager has also been kindling a love affair between climbers and NPS law enforcement. Ken also has been diligently collecting and housing artifacts from Yosemite climbing history as far back as its very beginning.  He’s been working for 20+ years to get a permanent museum space in the the park, and he feels that the NPS is on the verge of giving in.  What’s more, Ken has climbed continuously in the Valley as long as anybody and longer than most.

More About Ken

Pick Up Your Trash Outro

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Episode 157: Katie Lambert – Face Yourself.

On Episode 157, I sit down in Bishop California with adventure climber and long lost friend, Katie Lambert, for a raucous, story-filled interview. Katie recounts her journey from the distinctly climbingless State of Louisiana to Toulumne and Yosemite Valley.  Katie tells of her travails trying to get into America’s Hat, climbing in the Northwest Territories and more. She has been running clinics at the Women’s Climbing Festival and explains why its important that women find each other in climbing. Finally, Katie show’s us the essence of life and death at #katiesgrosspicsofinstagram

Catherine Destivelle Solos Old Man of Hoy

Bird’s Perspective

Katie’s Blog

Masters of Stone 1

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