Rob "Piz" Pizem is a world class rock climber that has spent the last three decades climbing all over the world, and he calls Grand Junction home. A local high school teacher, father of two, a devoted husband, personal trainer, with too many accolades to list, Piz brings an infectious enthusiasm to everything he does. Throughout his climbing career he has traveled the world establishing bold first ascents in places like the Dolomites of Northern Italy, the Fjords of Norway, Zion National Park, Yosemite National Park, as well as establishing countless first accents local to Western Colorado. Piz has been featured and written articles for several publications including Rock & Ice, Climbing, Alpinist and even National Geographic he has also been featured in several climbing films.
Piz is an energized and entertaining speaker that tells stories that make you feel you were there while the photos, often taken by professional photographers, sweep you away to a vertical world so beautiful you don’t have to be a rock climber to appreciate. Come and join the fun and learn what it's like to climb and establish big walls.
Big wall climbing is a type of rock climbing where a climber ascends a long multi-pitch route, normally requiring more than a single day to complete the climb. Big wall routes require the climbing team to live on the route often using portaledges and hauling equipment. It is practiced on tall or more vertical faces with few ledges and small cracks.
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Grand Junction, CO