VIDEO: The Width of Life – Tribute to Dave Pegg, Colorado Climbing Legend

"The Width of Life", a documentary that premiered April 23 at the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado, explores Pegg’s extraordinary legacy through a local climber, Dan Mirsky’s, struggle to complete one of Pegg’s unfinished routes and ultimately understand the man who developed many of the crags on the Western Slope of Colorado.

By Rock and Ice | May 4th, 2016

 

The Width of Life pays tribute to the late Dave Pegg.

Dave Pegg in his favorite playground, nature.

Pegg, the “King of Rifle,” was a talented writer, publisher, climber and route developer. After moving from Sheffield, England, to Colorado in 1996, he became a leader in the Western Slope climbing community.

The Width of Life, a documentary that premiered April 23 at the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado, explores Pegg’s extraordinary legacy through a local climber, Dan Mirsky’s, struggle to complete one of Pegg’s unfinished routes and ultimately understand the man who developed many of the crags on the Western Slope of Colorado.

Dave Pegg watching his beloved Denver Broncos.

Pegg took his life in November of 2014, leaving a community deeply mourning.

Pegg was an exceptionally friendly and welcoming climber. He was also an enormous Denver Broncos fan – many thought of him this year when the Broncos won Superbowl XLIX. 

Wolverine Publishing, which Pegg founded, has just released Western Sloper: Western Colorado Rock Climbs Volume 2. The book is dedicated to him.

 

Read Living with a VSC by Fiona Lloyd, the first in a five-part series about Dave Pegg, here.

Read Dave Pegg’s obituary by Duane Raleigh here.

Read a tribute to Dave Pegg by Alison Osius here.

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