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The Bad Beta - A Climbing Podcast

Feb 8, 2019

On this week’s episode we finally talk about the Dawn Wall - The Tommy Caldwell Story. How many times have we seen this movie before??


We talk about what it means to be a Dirt Bag in 2019, and if it's even possible. Spoiler: If you have a Sprinter van, you are not a Dirt Bag.

We do a follow up to our booty episode...

Dec 19, 2018

And we're back!

On this week’s episode the gang gets a sound board. Not much more to say, other than the fact that we've devolved into a local morning radio show with fart noises and Ondra screams.

Not surprising, the conversations are TOTALLY BETTER with sound FX, movie quotes, and constant interruptions.

Can you...

Sep 17, 2018

On this week’s episode we dive into a large number of important topics.

First of all, Steve tries to defend the idea of hiring a guide to learn new skills, brush up on old ones, and generally how not to die. We talk about the spread of climbing myths and in an age of instant global information, how climbers still...

Aug 3, 2018

The gang is back together! Thanks to everyone for your kind words and e-mails. As per typical Bad Beta style, we will try to start recording episodes on a more regular schedule now that the four of us are in the same time zone again.

This weeks episode is a special "Mail Bag" show where we answer some of your questions...

Jun 29, 2018

Special Bonus Episode! Well... the second half of the conversation with the legendary Mike and Mike.

Steve and Alisha are now BACK! We will be back to regular programming shortly, but in the meantime, please enjoy more drama with the Mikes (who will definitely be back in future episodes).

We start out with a 'Shit We've...