Dakota Walz set out in 2019 to climb 5,280 vertical feet of first ascents in the American Southwest. Along the way, he faced uncertainty, fear, doubt, loose rock, and runouts—and many times wondered: Is the project even worth it? In the end, he learned it was the process that mattered—not just the summits.
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The unlikely climbing partners have a 39 year difference in age, but the same unwavering drive to climb hard, climb a lot, push, and learn from one another.
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With a full-time job and young kids, the intrepid and always-psyched Rob Pizem is an unlikely hero in the world of professional climbing.
A small crew of diehards uncover a once-in-a-lifetime stash of ice in Zion National Park.