249 episodes

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.

The Enormocast: a climbing podcast Chris Kalous

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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.

    Enormocast 244: Hazel Findlay – A Work in Progress

    Enormocast 244: Hazel Findlay – A Work in Progress

    On Episode 244, we herald the return of British trad ace, Hazel Findlay. Since her last appearance in 2013, a lot has happened to both the Royal We and Hazel Findlay. We start the conversation with dissecting her own podcast, The Curious Climber. Then we move to talking about her mental training and coaching. Hazel … Continue reading "Enormocast 244: Hazel Findlay – A Work in Progress"

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Enormocast 243: Miranda Oakley – O, Brave New World

    Enormocast 243: Miranda Oakley – O, Brave New World

    On Episode 243 of the Enormocast, I sit down with guide and climber, Miranda Oakley. Miranda busted out of Maryland just after college and never looked back. A job washing dishes in Tuolumne made her climbing dreams come true, but soon she was guiding hikes then climbs in Yosemite. Meanwhile, she was building skills for … Continue reading "Enormocast 243: Miranda Oakley – O, Brave New World"

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Enormocast Tweener: Scott Franklin Buddy-Sprays

    Enormocast Tweener: Scott Franklin Buddy-Sprays

    Scott Franklin returns on this in-between-eps ep to spray down on the amazing folks he climbed with over the years, including his wife Gea Franklin (Phipps) and Lynn Hill. Also, I ask him about the 1988 Snowbird, UT International Climbing Comp and soloing Survival of the Fittest (5.13).

    • 47 min
    Enormocast 242: Scott Franklin – Mullets and Mavericks

    Enormocast 242: Scott Franklin – Mullets and Mavericks

    On episode 242 of the Enormocast, I run with one of the big dogs of the 80s, Scott Franklin. Scott was a prodigy shaking up the Gunks and the old ways in the early 80s. He then dropped the taboos against hang-dogging, bolting, top down inspection, and helped usher in the sport climbing revolution we … Continue reading "Enormocast 242: Scott Franklin – Mullets and Mavericks"

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Enormocast 241: Jonathan Howland – The Weight

    Enormocast 241: Jonathan Howland – The Weight

    On Episode 241, I connect with climber and author, Jonathan Howland. Jonathan started climbing in the early 70s and spent much of that decade obsessed with the pursuit. Then a 20 year hiatus ensued, but Jonathan returned to the climbing-fold with a similar passion but a new outlook. Then tragedy hit, and as can often … Continue reading "Enormocast 241: Jonathan Howland – The Weight"

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Enormocast 240: Maiza Lima – The Long Way Home

    Enormocast 240: Maiza Lima – The Long Way Home

    On Episode 240 of the Enormocast, I am joined by Maiza Lima. Maiza resides, more or less, in Great Falls, Montana, but her journey to that town has been a long and arduous one. Maiza was born and grew up in a remote village in Brazil, and in her teens, joined her mother to cross … Continue reading "Enormocast 240: Maiza Lima – The Long Way Home"

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Ryan Lee Wood ,

The best. Period.

Can’t say enough about The Enormocast. I think one of my favorite parts of driving to the next crag in my rig over the last 4+ years is queuing up enough episodes to get me through the drive, no matter the length. It always gets the stoke to 100. I have to say, the Scott Franklin epidode is a dark horse for best ever. Thanks Kalous. Keep it up.

PCMB2 ,

Great

The first and the beast!

sryitstrue ,

Narcissist holds audience hostage in inner monologue

Might as well be the name of the show.

Chris frequently overtalks his much more accomplished and interesting and HUMBLE guests.

An especially cringey moment that showcased his overweaning ego occurred during the Janja Garnbret episode introduced Janja, saying that he was able to control his nervousness prior to interviewing her by reminding himself that the only difference between them was just that he was an outdoors climber and she was an indoors climber. Hard eye-roll here. Really, Chris? It didn't strike you that the major difference was that she was a world class climber with much harder outdoor sends than you have ever attempted?

Basically, this is a man in love with himself who exhaustively brags about his climbing feats which are pretty mediocre compared to his guests, but due to his finding climbing prior to the much-griped about age of the gym, constantly demeans younger generations instead of recognizing their contributions to progressing the sport.

Painful listen. He gets great guests, but they're held hostage too.

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