Whether it’s putting up stout routes on the Front Ranges or free-climbing on Yosemite’s big walls, Rob Pizem gets after it. Especially for a guy with a ‘real’ job.
Rob’s a high school teacher who rock climbs in his spare time, or maybe it’s the other way around. Whichever he does in his spare time, he seems to do both things really well. And maybe it’s no coincidence, being a high school teacher and motivating kids, that he’s not only extremely motivated himself, but also just a good, genuine person who’s a good spokesman for the sport.
Anyway, here’s a little trailer from Deadpoint Magazine’s web site, put together by climbing filmmaker Chuck Fryberger, on where Rob gets his inspiration for developing routes. Be sure also to check out his blog.
Oh, he’s also an excellent cover model as well, gracing the cover of this year’s Climbing Magazine Gear Guide, where he was pulling down on desert rock in a pair of Feroces.