A few weeks before the beginning of the RocTrip, new informations on transportation, campsite and program are available.
 
 Living on the ranch
 
Looking at a high number of registred climbers (>1000), in order not to overcrowd the climbing sectors it will be wise to take advantage of the full day light (05H00-22H00).
 
During the event different food stands, drinks and a minimarket with basic products will be open every day from November 19 to 28. Don't forget to bring your own plates, mug and silverware. 
 
Camping spots by the river will be allocated on first come first served basis, when this area will be full other sports can be allocated nearby (max 4km) with shuttles. 
 
  
 
Transportation between Esquel and Piedra Parada 
 

Here are the options from Monday the 19th to Wednesday the 28th of November: 

Way in, departure time:
- Esquel bus station 7:00 am / 6:00 pm
- Esquel airport 7:30 am / 6:30 pm
- Arrival time in Piedra Parada 10:00 am / 9:00 pm

Way out, departure time:
- Piedra Parada 6:00 am / 10:00 am / 5:00 pm
- Arrival time Esquel airport 8:30 am / 12:30 am / 7:30 pm
- Arrival time Esquel bus station 9:00 am / 1:00 pm / 8:00 pm

 
Cost for a one way trip : 56 ARS 
 
People arriving in Bariloche can easily take the numerous regular buses to Esquel, schedules and reservations : http://www.viabariloche.com.ar/
 
 
 
 Flamenco Concert 
 
Friday November 23 we will be happy to welcome on stage Mederic Tabart, expert flamenco guitar player and excellent climber. Originating from south of France, Mederic has always shared his time between climbing and music. His passion for Flamenco has led him to training with the best players. Audio link:
 
 
Open stage for climbing musicians
 
Saturday November 24 from 21H00 to 23H00 there will be an open stage for climbing singers and musicians, with a possibility to do a few songs on plug-line check- play basis. Possibility to plug mikes and lines on the sound system, and use instruments available, (although better to bring your own). Registration for the open stage on arrival.
 
 
Movie sound track
 
For the creation of the soundtrack of the Petzl movie we are seeking volunteer musicians for recordings (sounds, melodies, voices) with all kinds of traditional south american instruments or unusual instruments. Ex: Charango, Cajon, Flutes, Shakers, Quatro, Bandoneon, Bombo, Queina, Berimbau, Pandero, etc... To listen to the possibilities watch the RocTrip China movie and focus on the sound tracks. Auditions and recordings will be done onsite by Vladimir Cellier, director of the movie. 
Contact: vladcellier@gmail.com
 
 
 Movie scenes
 
During onsite registration, volunteers wil be offered the possibility to be part of collectives or individual scenes by the directors of the film. Details will be posted at registrations.
 
  
 
Program update
 
Monday November 19
10h - 20h     Registration
 
Tuesday November 20
10h - 20h: Registration
 
Wednesday November 21
10 h - 20h: Registration
 
Thursday November 22
10h - 16h: Registration
19h: Opening ceremony, mandatory presence of all participants
20h - 23h: Dinner on the ranch
22h -23h30: Evening event: 20 years of Petzl distribution in Argentina, 10 years of Petzl RocTrips with Dani Andrada, screening RocTrip China, Nina Caprez screening new movie  "Slbergeir"
 23h30: climber music mix DJ  
  
Friday November 23
Free climbing at Piedra Parada and Canyon la Buitrera
19h - 23h: Dinner on the ranch
22h - 23h00: Climbing in Patagonia a presentation by Ramiro Calvo and friends
23 - 24h30: Flamenco concert with Méderic Tabart
24h30: climber music mix DJ Wild One 
 
Saturday November 24
Free climbing at Piedra Parada and Canyon la Buitrera
14h - 18h: climbing demonstration on Piedra Parada with Petzl Team 
19h - 23h: Dinner on the ranch 
21h30 - 23h00: open stage for musician climbers
23h00 - 01h00: concert with Guatambú
 
Sunday November 25
F
ree climbing at Piedra Parada and Canyon la Buitrera 
19h - 23h: Petzl RocTrip Assado
22h: RocTrip party with Sean Villanueva presenting "Rambling rocks in South America" - Concert - Sagagnass mix
         
Monday November 26
Closure of Petzl RocTrip
 

Comments

Shower

Will be posible take a shower?

RE

Hello,
No shower possible, washing possible in Rio Chubut with biological soap only.
Thanks

Camping

Hola! Quería saber como va a ser el tema del camping porque voy a ir de espectadora con mi marido y mis dos hijos de 1 y 3 años. El tema es que veo que hay muchos inscriptos y leo que van a haber campamentos a 4km de distancia de Piedra Parada. Ahí no podría disfrutar del evento porque con los niños se me complicaría bastante.
La realidad es que me gustaría tener un lugar privilegiado de acampe por mis hijos pequeños ¿es esto posible?
Desde ya muchas gracias, Lucila

Re

Hola,
Sorry but we can only reply to you in english, camping area can only be allocated on first come first served basis. Sorry but to have a good spot you must arrive early at the event.
Sincerely

Vamos que falta poco!!

Vamos que falta poco!!

Road state

hello there any information about the state of the roads?
I drive from rawson Chubut, do you recomend go to Esquel first and then to Gualjaina, or take the detour route number 12 directly to Gualjaina?

RE

Hello,
last year the dirt road N12 that came thru Paso del Sapo straight to Gualjaina was OK.
Have a nice trip

Transportation and Climbing partners

I will be flying from the US via Buenos Aires. I was interested in the charter flight to Esquel, but have not received any response from my reservation yet. Do you know when that will be finalized?

Also, I will be traveling alone. I am bringing rope, draws, etc. so that I may climb, but will be in search of climbing partners. Is there any way to meet who is traveling to the site prior to my arrival to arrange any type of climbing partner set up in advance?

Thank you!

Re

Hello Shannon,

Concerning that flight, you can call at our Argentina Distribution office,

Argentina
ECRIN SA
Avenida Santa Fe 2723
B1640 IGB MARTINEZ
Buenos Aires
Argentina

+ 54-11 4792 5446
info@ecrin.com.ar
www.ecrin.com.ar

to try to team up in advance, if you are on facebook you can leave a post here on this page :
petzl roctrip argentina 2012

travel safe and see you there

how much money do you think

how much money do you think I should bring for dinners?

I just received an email

I just received an email about the Insurance Erratum that says that every participant of the RocTrip needs to have one civil liability and individual accident insurance.

I'm from Argentina, live here and climb here and never needed an insurance to do it, maybe this event is different.

So, my question is, what does implies for those that can't or don't have a insurance?, they'll be not able to asist?, they'll be able to asist but not to climb?.

Thanks for all.
Ernesto

Insurance

I just received an email about the Insurance Erratum that says that every participant of the RocTrip needs to have one civil liability and individual accident insurance.

I'm from Argentina, live here and climb here and never needed an insurance to do it, maybe this event is different.

So, my question is, what does implies for those that can't or don't have a insurance?, they'll be not able to asist?, they'll be able to asist but not to climb?.

Thanks for all.
Ernesto

Bus Esquel - Piedra Parada

I'd like to make use of the shuttle bus between Esquel and PP that you arranged. Do I need to make a reservation? If you: how/where? Thanks!

Airport strike

Hello, since all flights haven cancel by Argentina strike on Tuesday, we have been messed up with our flight, and will arrive later Wednseday 22nd from Bariloche, will this jeopardize our inscriptions if we make it there after 4pm?
Any people in the same situation?
Thanks

Juan

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