Context & Credits
Item The Climber
Created by Altitude Murals
As seen in 1720 S Bellaire St, Denver, CO
When Stu Ogilvie of Ogilvie Properties wanted to rebuild and re-brand an old 1970's office building in Denver into TOWER COLORADO he contacted Chris Krieg. Working with frequent art and design collaborator David Conger of David Conger Studio several art mural options were developed for him to consider. The dramatic and tension-filled Free Climber ultimately was chosen because it fit well with the design mission, architecture and challenging dimensions of the wall - 150 feet tall by 40 feet wide. The project sailed through the Denver Arts and Venues mural design review permit process because it was recognized as a celebration of a major outdoor Colorado sport. The Free Climber mural is literally visible for miles and has quickly become a major beloved icon of the Denver skyline.