Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Dia de los Muertos in JilotepecAfter spending two days climbing in the gigantic stalactite-filled El Chonta cave, the Petzl team took a rest day. They headed to downtown Taxco, navigating narrow, steep, and winding cobblestone roads in vans and busses. Starting at Taxco’s famous Santa Priscilla cathedral, with ornate stone and wood carvings, they toured the streets, full of vintage Volkswagen Beetles. The colonial town, a series of box-like buildings stacked on the the side of a valley and watched over by a stone statue of Jesus, is famous for its silver trade, attracting tourist from around the world.
Petzl RocTrip 2010 - El Chonta rodeo
The hillside town of Taxco, Mexico, is famous for its silver...and now for its climbing. Photo: © Petzl Justin Roth October 31, 2010: The climbing at Petzl RocTrip Mexico is in full swing, with nearly 50 Petzl athletes from around the world and hundreds of climbers from across the Americas arriving at the massive El Chonta cave outside of Taxco, Mexico, a few hours south of Mexico City.
Arnaud and Steph on the the Grand Cap: free, together and in a single pushIn the life of a climber there are projects that cannot be left unfinished. This is what Arnaud Petit spoke about last winter with his wife, Stéphanie Bodet. The couple, who call themselves “Vagabonds de la Verticale,” have traditionally started each year with an expedition to one of the biggest walls in the world.
Des croix à St LégerCe week-end, je suis descendu à St léger du Ventoux, l’occasion pour moi de découvrir le secteur: La Baleine.
Ce secteur est une énorme baume avec des colonnes et des dévers qui n’en finissent plus.
A première vue, la tronche des profiles associés à ma conti que je
savais être celle d’un moineau, me laissait présager que j’allais en ch…