Petzl Roctrip China : Huge thanks to the route setters

Since its creation 10 years ago, the Petzl RocTrip concept has always been driven by a desire to create a real benefit for climbers, even after the event has ended.

Petzl RocTrip 2011 : "A Drill Dream Team"

At a completely virgin site like Getu the problem of equipment was present in all its complexity. Before all the necessary gear could be sent, an experienced eye was needed to evaluate the quality and quantity of what might be needed.

Responsibility for the inventory fell to Erwan Le Lann who was supervised by Olivier Balma and assisted by Whan, a park ranger.

 

Philippe Ribiere rewarded with bronze at the first IFSC PARACLIMBING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Arco (IT)

July 2011, the first Paraclimbing World Championship is included in the program of the Climbing  World Championship  actually in progress at Arco (It). This new event gathers for the first time ever disabled climbers form 15 countries for the world champion title. The climbers are split up in different categories depending on their level of disability. 

- blind and reduced vision (three categories depending on level of vision)

- amputee – leg

- amputee – arm

Petzl RocTrip China – 26-30 October 2011 – Gétû Valley

The Zanskar Odyssey: High Alpine Bouldering in the Hidden Himalayas - PART 3/3

This past fall, Colorado climbers Pete Takeda, Abbey Smith, Jason Kehl and Mick Follari journeyed to that lofty crossroads where continents meet, ancient cultures mingle, and great religions clash — the kingdom of Zanskar in the Indian Himalayas. They were looking for adventure, a fresh perspective, and the most aesthetic boulders in the world's greatest mountain range. It's a postmodern blend of traditional expedition climbing and new school bouldering, it's a search for the highest hardest climbing moves in the world.

Arnaud and Steph on the the Grand Cap: free, together and in a single push

In 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.

Itw: Enzo Oddo, 15 years old, first 9a+

Enzo is the youngest member of our team of climbers. The fifteen-year-old from Nice has already sent several 9a+ routes. This summer, on the 15th of August, he achieved his greatest success with the mythical "Biographie 9+" at Ceuse.

 

We had the opportunity to meet with Enzo and ask him a few questions about his tick of the summer.

 

Trad climbing meeting 2010, Valle dell’Orco

The CAAI, with the sponsorship of Club Alpino Italiano, is organising from september 19 to 25, 2010, the first Trad Climbing Meeting, international event, in Ceresole Reale, Orco valley.

Planning a tropical climbing vacation this winter? Beware of those anchors!

Winter is basically here and it’s the time of year when people start heading off on climbing trips to warmer climes…particularly popular are those dreamy, tropical oceanside crags in Thailand, Vietnam, the Dominican Republic, etc. But before you go trusting those bolts and anchors, BEWARE!