February 28, 2012

Unaweep Climbing Video

Check out the link below of me and the family and some rock climbing of course.

I bolted and climbed this route last year and was lucky enough for Nelson and Dan to come out to film me on it along with some training.
I hope that you enjoy it.

Get outside and have fun!

piz : )

February 23, 2012


Recently we had a death in my wife's family. It was sad to see her grandpa go but wonderful to get to spend time with the rest of her loving family. In the days that passed the miles of driving back and forth Jane, Rowan and I all got the flu. So now here we are experiencing the lows of death, the highs of seeing family and back to the lows of being sick. That is life I guess. I have even been unlucky enough to have a gotten some back spasms from all the coughing and am now laid up at home unable to move or walk. Oh well that is life. And to think that just days before I had my break through day on my project and could see the end of the journey. Now who knows how long it will take to get back into shape after what will be 3 weeks of being sick and injured.
On another note I am working on a list of slab, sport, crack and off width for around the Grand Junction area for anyone that cares. One of the folks that I train wanted to have some way to become a more well rounded climber. He suggested me making a list for him. Now knowing that I don't know every climb in the area, I will go ahead and put something together based on things that I have done and get that posted here soon.
Be well and get outside and have some fun! Right now I am stuck in bed and next to a computer and my by who can crawl better that me these days.
 piz : )

down and out

 Don't ever forget "dave of the kirtlands" or about Meyers Racing!
 The gang and a pile of gear at Unaweep
 Who is that shirtless man? REally I do not know.
 Jesse on the exploration path! Added anchors to this route and now its classic.
 Me on the project taking another beating.
Me "resting" on the poject after hanging on the rope and resting. Geez this is going to take a while.
Get outside and have some fun!
piz : )

February 8, 2012

Fianlly we can use the shower again!

 After a few months of having the tiles sink into the wall and a leaky shower, we were able to fix/re tile our shower. Top Jimmy from Golden came out to help us take care of it. I don't know why the photos are getting tilted because they are upright when I upload them.
 After the demo work, we needed to raise the shower head, since is was shorter than me.
 The new and improved shower head height.
 The tools of the trade
 The first row of tile is drying .
 The finished product.
We also put on a higher shower head in the bath tub too. Now we can wash the boy with ease!
piz : )

Another Day at the Crag

 Jesse demonstrating good balance and foot work
 My new shoes for the project, Vapor Laces. SCARPA to the the rescue for my desert project!
 The gang on superbowl sunday. So much love : )
 The rope in the forefront is hanging on my current project and Jesse is replacing crap anchors to the right.
 Jen sniping away.
 Jen and Grace showing some teeth!
Get outside and have some fun.
Stay tuned, I will be building some top ten lists for crack, sport, slab and offwidth in and around the grand junction area. If you are looking to balance your skills out on the rocks in the western slope area, this will be the place to find them. They will be on all varieties of rock, sandstone, granite and metamorphic! Spring time will be a perfect time to get outside and hone your skills.
piz : )

February 3, 2012

6 months

 Eating solids
 Hanging with uncle matt
 Getting up on his knees
 Eating out of a bowl (not really, just messing around and he loves to try to eat from out plates)
 Growing hands
 My little boy
 Such a happy baby
piz : )