Rock climbing

Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Las Chicas Superpoderosas!

On Saturday, November 7, Petzl athletes again made their mark on the Mexican climbing scene, adding a second 5.14 first ascent to the amazing El Huevo crag at Jilotepec. The latest hard project to fall to the visiting troupe of international rock stars is called Las Chicas Superpoderosas (“Super Powerpuff Girls” in Spanish), and it weighs in at roughly 5.14c, or 8c+.

Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Climbing Godzilla’s Egg

Friday, November 5. The sport action at Petzl RocTrop 2010 is heating up just as the trip nears its end. The Petzl team and hundreds of RocTrip participants from around the world have been throwing themselves at the conglomerate routes of Jilotepec, and with only a few short days here, the team has managed to dispatch multiple routes in the 5.13/5.14 range, including a first ascent of what may be Mexico’s hardest climb, a 5.14c called Cruz Diablo.

Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 - Dia de los Muertos in Jilotepec

After 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.

Reel Rock Film Tour 2010

Petzl is a proud sponsor of Reel Rock Film Tour, now entering its fifth year.

The tour, which features some of the most spectacular climbing and adventure footage ever shot, will begin in Boulder, Colorado, and work its way across the county, hitting over 100 theaters, gyms, and other venues along the way.

 

  

VIDEO - Evolution Tour - the teaser

This is the story of a child suffering from the Rubinstein-Taby syndrome. Born in Martinique in 1977 of unknown parents, Philippe has always suffered from several malformations that have restrained his freedom of movement. But his perseverance and autonomy nevertheless enabled him to follow a "normal" and successful schooling. But having access to "normality" is not everything, and encouraged by his passion for challenges, Philippe discovered climbing in 1994.

Natural Games: Full House for the Petzl Team

Great blue sky and intense heat were on the plate for this year's edition of the Vibram Natural Games. The return to normal summer conditions surprised most of us after such a cold and rainy spring in southern France !!! Sport Climbing, Bouldering, Slackline, Freestyle Kayak, Paragliding, downhill and dirt mountain bike contests  were all blessed by the blue sky and athletes heated up the show for the great pleasure of the huge crowd of spectators.

 

Gravity trip

 

2010 Teva Mountain Games - Bouldering World Cup

For the third year running, Vail, Colorado, played host to an IFSC Bouldering World Cup (click here for full results). The event, the only of its kind in the United States, was again a part of the Teva Mountain Games, which brings together atheltes and enthusiasts from across the outdoor world for one weekend every year.

VIDEO - Tuzgle - Climbing in Argentina

November 2008, the swiss climber Nina Caprez with 9 french guys travels to explore a new climbing spot in Argentina : an Altiplano littered with boulders and crags nested at 4200 m of elevation under the Tuzgle volcano. The movie illustrates the daily life of the group in this unexplored wonderland. As days fly by, they realize that the true value of their discoveries is way beyond their expectations... One of the best bouldering destination of south america has been unveiled.

VIDEO - Tuzgle - Climbing in Argentina

November 2008, the swiss climber Nina Caprez with 9 french guys travels to explore a new climbing spot in Argentina : an Altiplano littered with boulders and crags nested at 4200 m of elevation under the Tuzgle volcano. The movie illustrates the daily life of the group in this unexplored wonderland. As days fly by, they realize that the true value of their discoveries is way beyond their expectations... One of the best bouldering destination of south america has been unveiled.

First ascent Ganesh 8b+ in badami

Voici la photo de la bête, ca envoi du gros non????? une bien belle première !!