2012: Piedra Parada, ArgentinaWed, 19/12/2012 - 16:09 — Petzl
Wild routes in Patagonia
In 2012, for the 10th anniversary of the Petzl RocTrip, we head to the Piedra Parada site in Argentina. In this wild and arid landscape, the singular 200-meter monolith and meandering La Buitrera Canyon have seduced our route-finders.
As every year since 2002, the Petzl RocTrip is an opportunity to come together for a shared passion in a friendly atmosphere.
2006: Kalymnos, GreeceWed, 19/12/2012 - 12:58 — Petzl
A new area in a hidden cave
The route-setting team from the Millau Petzl RocTrip had spotted an exceptional not yet developed cave, a hidden sink-hole in a corner of the island of Kalymnos. One of the Dodecanese islands, this small island is becoming a major international climbing destination. Laurent Triay describes "a gaping hole in the hill, exposing columns and other gigantic formations..." Arriving by boat at the Sikati sector is the high point of the Petzl RocTrip in Kalymnos, offering glimpses of this incredible sport climbing environment.
2006: Millau, FranceWed, 19/12/2012 - 11:39 — Petzl
In the Dourbie Valley, never-ending limestone walls
A return to Boffi, the birthplace of the RocTrip... Many new routes are put up around the sector that had welcomed the very first edition. There are of course new ultimate routes, but the competitive aspect is less and less at the forefront. Everything is done to welcome both pros and amateurs in the same space, with over sixty new routes of all grades.
2011: Gêtu valley, ChinaMon, 17/12/2012 - 18:00 — Petzl
250 routes in the heart of China
During a reconnaissance trip, Olivier Balma, a guide and instructor at CMDI, accompanies Erwan Le Lann into the Getu Valley, in the heart of Guizhou Province. They discover a practically untouched site with a unique giant arch filled with limestone tufas. The project takes shape with the agreement of the government and the Chinese Mountaineering Association. It takes a group of climbers two trips to put up 250 new routes of all levels. During the Petzl RocTrip, hundreds of Chinese and visiting climbers get together to climb these routes.
2010 : Mexico (El Chonta-Jilo)Mon, 17/12/2012 - 17:21 — Petzl
From limestone stalagtites to ryolite crimps
For this first Latin American experience, the Petzl RocTrip presents the opportunity to discover two spots. First, the climbers arrive at a spot close to Taxco. Well hidden in the jungle, the El Chonta cave proposes a labyrinth of huge tufas. The site is completely new, and the climbers have a great time. The second part of the trip takes place in Jilotepec, a crag on very abrasive volcanic rock. There are new challenges hiding on the different faces of the Huevo de Godzilla monolith, offering a different style of climbing.
2009: Millau (Jonte), FranceMon, 17/12/2012 - 15:09 — Petzl
80m long Ultimate Routes!
This year the band moves a little north of Millau, into the Gorges de la Jonte. This region of historic cliffs and the numerous multi-pitch routes offers great possibilities for high-end sport climbing. So new kinds of ultimate routes are put up on the face of la Cathédrale: 90 m in one go… They are therefore renamed "Infinity Lanes". While the pros test their endurance on this immense face, amateurs also get their fill from a multitude of new sport routes put up for this event.