April 3, 2012

RRR Recap

Why attend the Red Rock Rendezvous in 2013?
I, Rob Pizem, had the wonderful opportunity to teach two clinics and be auctioned off by the American Alpine Club at this year’s RRR. Along with meeting great people, enjoying the sunny and sometimes windy Nevada weather and getting to go rock climbing I just wanted to let everyone know why the event kicks butt. Next year is the 10th annual and I know that it will be a special and amazing time for everyone involved. Special thanks to SCARPA for sending me to represent them at this event. As usual, it was an honor.

                This climbing festival is well planned and organized. With over 1000 people participating in clinics and no hiccups, this event runs smooth. Thanks to Paul Fish for having a great team of planners and a super team of volunteers to make the activities happen without a hitch.
                When I arrived I was able to sign in, find restrooms, camping and clinic locations without even having to sweat it. I had never been to the event and I immediately felt at home. There was a covered stage, rows of vendors and games, large tents, slack lines, green grass,  and caterers taking care of business all weekend. All clinics had clearly marked busses taking participants and instructors to and from their assigned locations.

                The RRR had plenty of things for folks to do including clinics from using GPS, biking, falling, leading, bigwalling, and bouldering. Pros were there to share insight and tips that will help everyone better enjoy their days outside. Other than the clinics, there are plenty of events during the evening and tons of free gear that is giving away. Finally, the psyche from all the participants which came from all over the US and even the world was contagious.

                You can literally get a clinic with a pro on just about any topic that you would want to learn more about in climbing.

Get out and climb!

 The traveling boy.
 Jane and Ben at Calico Basin.
 Ben, Rowan and I heading to find some boulders.
 Ben and the dyno with the Cassin crashpad keeping him safe.
 Mercedes and I at the SCARPA booth.
 The Festival
 My clients on saturday.
 My clients on sunday.
A super fan, Jared who spotted me in the parking lot! Thanks man for the props and thank you for coming out to the festival.

piz : )

1 comment:

  1. If anyone in my Sunday clinic found a green camalot please let me know. I found out who lost it! Thanks