December 31, 2009

More Mexico

In this video short, Mike and I have hitched a ride with the beer truck from town back to the Posada (the campground). You never know what you will be up to when Mike B is around!
We had spent some time in town buying some fresh food and trying to get the local police to open up a wall that had been closed due to rock fall. We eventually got permission from the city to inspect the wall (by climbing it of course) and unfortunately it looked pretty unstable. Who knows what will happen in the future with safe climbing access to the Jungle Wall.

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don't forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com
video

Mexico Trip Report


Me at the base of some climb. Above: Mike Brumbaugh with the Outrage wall in the background. He is enjoying the view on one of the spires at the park.





We stayed at the Posada and this was our room.
Simple but nice and a really really hot shower!


To the right: Mike on Time Wave Zero a fun 22 pitch climb in the park. We climbed it in a little over an hour and a half.



Mike on the phone while we wait it out in Dallas.
The Monterrey, Mexico airport was closed due to fog so we had to spend a night in Dallas.






I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don't forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com

December 28, 2009

Back from My Travels

Good day folks,
After a week in Mexico, followed by a week in Ohio,
I will now be back updating the blog on a regular basis.
Some quick updates before the photos and stories begin later this week.
We were able to climb almost 180 pitches while at Potrero Chico!
My Cleveland trip was spent with my wonderful family, trail running, ice skating, hiking and of course eating home cooked meals. It has been most excellent.
I even had time to pull my groin : ( oh well a bit more rest before training begins again.
Happy Holidays and I hope to see you all in 2010!

piz : )

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don't forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com

December 9, 2009

New Routes for All

Jane belaying me on The Flight of the Peacock 5.13- at the Peacock boulders/climbing area. About a 40+ foot fight to the top! Get tired at the top and you are taking the flight of the peacock. This route has it all, kneebars, crimps, side pulls, pinches and jugs.
Some of Janes family on the newer 5.9's!

Janes brother Matt, climbing on a cold thanksgiving break day.

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don't forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com

December 8, 2009

Cool Days Climbing Tip Number 3

Its been pretty cold here in Denver the last week or so and most climbers have been stuck climbing indoors. My advice to all you folks pulling on plastic is to make sure that you take the time to warm up properly.
It is easy to get all excited at the chance to boulder and lead indoors after being stuck inside for days, but be careful not to make this winter a time for recovery instead of a time to build strength and power. Warm up you arms, shoulders, fingers hands and stretch your legs. Any series of common excersizes will do the job, but just do them! You and your body will love you when spring time is just around the corner and you are not nursing a lingering finger or shoulder injury!

I head to Mexico on Friday for the Climb a Thon in Potrero Chico!
Continue to make donations and support any quality local causes.

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don't forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com

December 4, 2009

Running/Climbing Gear

Gear summary: Scarpa Raptor trail running shoes (awesome)
Arcteryx: vest=Celeris, pant=Gamma LT, glove=Delta,=Tau Pullover

Ge4t outside and play!

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don't forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com

December 3, 2009

More of the Gear that I need!


I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don't forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com

My Favorite Sites/Fundraiser

The Climbing for kids is going very well.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado will be very happy with the unexpected additional funds this year!
Thanks for your continued support and for all those who are able to help out in any way.

piz : )


http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com

December 2, 2009

Rob Pizem Climbing

Just letting you know what goodies my sponsors provide me. Thanks!

Norway Photos

At the summit with A-Burr, Brian H and Mike B. (A-Burr must be on riods!)
Mike and I somewhere on the 1000 foot wall!

Perfect splitter cracks on this one. Brian heading up.
Mike looking for some TP. hehehe

Just another 1000 foot roadside granite route in Lofoton, Norway.
Its time for some more Norway photos, enjoy!