2002: Bishop, USAThu, 22/11/2012 - 16:21 — Petzl
Bringing the idea to the USA
Having proved a success in August in France, the concept is exported to the US with a few adaptations. The chaotic Buttermilks granite boulders (near Bishop, California) are already famous but the area needs funds to create parking and thus maintain access for climbers.
2002: Millau, FranceMon, 19/11/2012 - 19:10 — Petzl
An innovative event concept
Having organized several bouldering competitions at Millau (Aveyron), Mickaël Pradayrol proposes that Petzl join with the Club Alpin Français to create a new type of event. The concept would be to gather youth, amateurs and pros at the base of a crag to share a climbing experience. There would of course be challenges created for everyone, but without any competitor number or isolation room. All participants would be invited to climb together in a friendly environment to share their passion for climbing.