Petzl RocTrip: Out of the Rain and into the Great Arch

As the official beginning of Petz RocTrip neared, the great arch remained on Tuesday, October 24, the venue of choice for most of the Petzl Team athletes. A cluster of routes ranging from 8b (5.13d) to 9a (5.14d) on the left-hand side of the arch drew the most attention. Here, Sasha DiGiulian, Nina Caprez, Jon Cardwell, Dave Graham, Chris Sharma, Emily Harrington, Enzo Oddo, and others took turns working out the technical moves on slopey, rice bowl-shaped holds. 

Petzl RocTrip Getu: The Place to Be

The trip was long for many, short for others. Some braved a 45-hour non-stop voyage from all over the world, facing delayed flights, long security lines, cramped airplanes, missed connections and finishing with a mountainous 5-hour bus ride. For others, it was a simple question of hopping in the car and heading to the site of the 2011 Petzl RocTrip in Getu, China.

 

Petzl RocTrip 2011: download the guide book

Download the climbing guide book of the Getu valley, where the Petzl RocTrip China will take place from October 26 - 30, 2011.

The guide book is also a roadbook, as it contains the program of the 5 days, and some usefull tips about the valley.

The guide book is in english and chinese versions.

MICRO TRAXION: very efficient ultralight progress capture pulley

MICROTRAXION pulley.

The MICRO TRAXION is an ultra-light, ultra-compact progress capture pulley that is exceptionally efficient.

The cam can be locked in open position so the device can be used as a simple pulley.

Works even on frozen or muddy ropes.

PROGRESS : progression lanyard

PROGRESS lanyard.

The PROGRESS lanyard is designed for rope progression.

The dynamic rope construction limits the energy transmitted to the user during a limited fall.

The fall indicator signals that the product should be retired.

PIXA 3R, rechargeable multibeam headlamp with configurable performance

PIXA 3R rechageable headlamp.

Compact and rechargeable, the PIXA 3R is the hands-free lighting solution designed for frequent, demanding use.

The integrated rechargeable battery offers an advantage over batteries: more practical, economical and environmentally sound.

Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available

Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available and currently being shipped to all Petzl distributors.
The new versions are for sale and can also be exchanged with the 2010 versions of the NOMIC and ERGO with serial numbers between 10208 and 10329. See the information from 21 December 2010.

 

Petzl RocTrip China 2011 : Culture and lifestyle in Getu - last minute information

The Guizhou province is one of the last areas that has been opened to western tourism in the late eighties. It is also called the province of minorities due to the presence of numerous tribes of different origin that settled here in the past. The area around Anshun is mainly populated by Miao, Yao and Buyi ethnic groups.

LYNX, modular crampon for ice and mixed climbing

Crampons LYNX

From snow couloirs to dry tooling, the LYNX is a versatile crampon.

Modular front points allow for many options: dual or mono-point, long or short, and/or asymmetrical.

They come with two types of interchangeable front bindings to adapt to boots with or without toe welts.

Video: Arnaud Petit sends "Black Bean" (8b/65m) on trad gear

Arnaud Petit returns with the performance of the summer: a trad ascent at Céüse! His send of Black Bean (8b / 65m) was filmed by Bertrand Delapierre and photographed by Thomas Vialletet.