Granite party in Frey, Argentina
Just after the unforgettable Petzl RocTrip in Piedra Parada, Argentina, a gaggle of climbers chose to stay in country for a while rather than head straight home. In order to "decompress", a dozen members of Team Petzl spent a few days in Bariloche, an ideal stop along the road back to Buenos Aires.
VIDEO - Sasha DiGiulian sends "Era Vella" (5.14d - 9a) in Margalef
Last spring, Petzl Team member Sasha DiGiulian, became the first female to redpoint Chris Sharma’s Era Vella (9a/14d) in Margalef, Spain. Sasha is one of a handful of women in the world to climb at that grade and remains the only America woman to do so. Filmmakers Andy Mann and Keith Ladzinski were on hand to capture the process.
VIDEO - A day in the life of Team Petzl in Spain
Joe Kinder is in Spain for the winter, to enjoy climbing in the sun and chilling out with friends. He was able to grab some stolen moments of what could be a day in the life of our rock climbers. A few words from Joe.
NAO: update your headlamp with the latest version of the OS by Petzl software
A new version of the "OS by Petzl" headlamp performance customization software has just been released. This update concerns everyone who has an NAO headlamp.
The updated software will allow you to:
Ice climbing: events all around the world
Over the weekend of January 12-13, 2013, the promotion team and Petzl Team climbers took off to take part in multiple ice climbing events across the planet. Of note were Ice Climbing Ecrins in the Hautes-Alpes region of France, the Ouray Ice Festival and its Elite Mixed Comp in Colorado, the Ice Climbing World Cup in South Korea, and the Youth World Championships in Saas Grund, Swizterland.
The 2013 catalog is here!
Download the new 2013 catalog optimized for the iPad
The new 2013 sport catalog is now available in PDF format optimized for the iPad and other tablet computers, translating to a more comfortable read, the ability to zoom in on technical drawings, product photos and action photos, as well as links to online content.
Ouray Ice Fest 2013 Wrap Up
It was well below freezing in the Ouray Ice Park, but in the half-warmth of the winter sun, a gloveless Jeff Mercier climbed through a section of overhanging artificial wall festooned with old-school mountaineering ice axes and dense foam blocks. He alternated between whacking the picks of his ERGO ice tools into the foam, and gently hooking and mono-pointing into the spike holes of the dangling ice axes.
VIDEO - Nina Caprez sends the mythic route "Silgergeier" in the Rätikon, Switzerland
Team Petzl member Nina Caprez recently achieved one of her lifelong goals by sending Silbergeier in Rätikon, Switzerland. The extremely difficult and run-out multi-pitch route required lots of dedication and drive. Here, Nina discusses the details of her project.
VIDEO - Oule Waterfall Ice Climbing (V+, 5+) by Erwan Lelann - Petzl Promotion Manager
Sometimes you find treasures right in your backyard. The excellent ice climbing conditions in the Alps last winter allowed for a rare ascent of the seldom frozen Oule Waterfall, near the Petzl Headquarters. From his office window Erwan Lelann, Petzl's Promotions Manager, had been scoping out the line as it formed. Finally on Valentine's Day 2012 he got his chance. And here's the video...