All Things Climbing
About This Show
Welcome to Blister’s weekly climbing podcast. I’m Dave Alie, the climbing editor at Blister, and host of All Things Climbing. Like most climbers, I was immediately smitten by the sport when I first found it. But in the years since, the community and culture the surrounds climbing has proved itself to be as interesting and influential in shaping my life as the actual climbing itself. For so many of us, it’s the reason climbing makes the leap from fun hobby to all-consuming lifestyle obsession. This show is about that community and culture. We’ll cover major events, prominent trends in the sport, gear and equipment, and the individuals that make climbing’s community so colorful.
Most Recent Episode
Jonathan Siegrist, Part 2 (Ep. 5)
2 days ago
This week we’re picking up where we left off with Jonathan Siegrist, who’s been at the top of American rock climbing for over a decade. Over that time, he has watched the sport change and grow dramatically, and he’s spent a lot of time reflecting on those changes and his own relationship with the sport. In this episode, we get a little deeper into his thoughts on the up-and-coming generation; his time on the Dawn Wall with Tommy Caldwell; what role “adventure” plays in climbing; and how we can shape the future of the sport in a positive way.Topics: Changes in the new generation of climbers (1:00)Climbing and adventurism (6:00)Why Jonathan is primarily known as a sport climber (10:40)Jonathan’s time with Tommy Caldwell on the Dawn Wall (13:00)Adam Ondra’s fast repeat of the Dawn Wall (16:20)What separates Adam from other climbers (21:00)How the climbing community can improve (25:30)