2002: Bishop, USA

11/2002
Mandalas and Wild West

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, France

08/2002
In the beginning, original Petzl RocTrip
Petzl RocTrip, Millau, France

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.

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