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Emily Harrington on RocTrip China

We are all back home now after the Petzl Roc Trip in the Getu Valley.  There’s a lot to say about our experiences there. Almost too many overwhelming thoughts, memories, and emotions come to mind simultaneously, and it's proving difficult to form it all into a cohesive story. One thing’s for sure, however: we went on an adventure I doubt any of us will forget.

VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip China, the trailer

Here is the first video from the 2011 Petzl RocTrip China, which took place in Getu, China at the end of October. This short 3 minute film is a sample of the climbing that took place during the event. We'll release a longer version (around 20 minutes) in Spring 2012.
 

Petzl RocTrip China : Where there's a will (and strong arms), there's a way

In the early hours of Sunday, October 30, one of the greatest Petzl RocTrips ever came to an end. Here in the Getu valley, the last few days have witnessed the very best of rock climbing, community sharing and entertainment.

Yesterday at the great Arch, above the eyes of hundreds of spectators, Dani "La Machina" Andrada sent all the pitches of his huge project, "Corazon de Ensueno". To complete this feat he was belayed all the way by Chris Sharma.

 

Petzl RocTrip: Out of the Rain and into the Great Arch

As the official beginning of Petz RocTrip neared, the great arch remained on Tuesday, October 24, the venue of choice for most of the Petzl Team athletes. A cluster of routes ranging from 8b (5.13d) to 9a (5.14d) on the left-hand side of the arch drew the most attention. Here, Sasha DiGiulian, Nina Caprez, Jon Cardwell, Dave Graham, Chris Sharma, Emily Harrington, Enzo Oddo, and others took turns working out the technical moves on slopey, rice bowl-shaped holds. 

Petzl RocTrip Getu: The Place to Be

The trip was long for many, short for others. Some braved a 45-hour non-stop voyage from all over the world, facing delayed flights, long security lines, cramped airplanes, missed connections and finishing with a mountainous 5-hour bus ride. For others, it was a simple question of hopping in the car and heading to the site of the 2011 Petzl RocTrip in Getu, China.

 

Petzl RocTrip 2011: download the guide book

Download the climbing guide book of the Getu valley, where the Petzl RocTrip China will take place from October 26 - 30, 2011.

The guide book is also a roadbook, as it contains the program of the 5 days, and some usefull tips about the valley.

The guide book is in english and chinese versions.

MICRO TRAXION: very efficient ultralight progress capture pulley

MICROTRAXION pulley.

The MICRO TRAXION is an ultra-light, ultra-compact progress capture pulley that is exceptionally efficient.

The cam can be locked in open position so the device can be used as a simple pulley.

Works even on frozen or muddy ropes.

PROGRESS : progression lanyard

PROGRESS lanyard.

The PROGRESS lanyard is designed for rope progression.

The dynamic rope construction limits the energy transmitted to the user during a limited fall.

The fall indicator signals that the product should be retired.

PIXA 3R, rechargeable multibeam headlamp with configurable performance

PIXA 3R rechageable headlamp.

Compact and rechargeable, the PIXA 3R is the hands-free lighting solution designed for frequent, demanding use.

The integrated rechargeable battery offers an advantage over batteries: more practical, economical and environmentally sound.

Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available

Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available and currently being shipped to all Petzl distributors.
The new versions are for sale and can also be exchanged with the 2010 versions of the NOMIC and ERGO with serial numbers between 10208 and 10329. See the information from 21 December 2010.