Team NAO Survives 24 Hours of Horseshoe HellTue, 16/10/2012 - 19:59 — Petzl America
The following is Stephen Meinhold's post-event wrap-up from the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, an event held yearly at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper, Arkansas. This unique event has teams of climbers leading as many routes as possible over the course of 24 hours. Points are awarded for clean sends only. Stephen and his partner, Brent Perkins, climbing under the name Team NAO, finished in second place. Last year, Team Petzl, with Brent and Nate Drolet, took first place.
Rocktoberfest 2012 and the historic PMRP purchaseTue, 02/10/2012 - 19:19 — Petzl America
October 5-7, 2012, Kentucky's famed Red River Gorge will again play host to the annual Rocktoberfest climbing festival and fundraiser. This year's event is special, however, as it marks the completion of the Pendergrass-Murray Recreation Preserve purchase, the largest land acquisition by a local climbing organization ever in the United States. Petzl is proud to have played a part in this precedent-setting acquisition and to once again support Rocktoberfest.
John Evans receives HERA Power of One AwardThu, 27/09/2012 - 19:43 — Petzl America
Petzl America’s Marketing Director John Evans is being honored by the HERA foundation’s Power of One award for 2012. The award recognizes one company or individual annually who has made an extraordinary contribution to HERA, a non-profit women’s cancer foundation founded by rock climber Sean Patrick.
Sasha DiGiulian on college and the Arco Rock Legend awardTue, 11/09/2012 - 22:51 — Petzl America
After graduating from high school, I devoted one year to just focusing on my climbing career, simultaneously traveling the world for both international competitions and to climb outside. The year was amazing. I learned a lot, both about myself and about the world that we live in. For example, the world is huge (I’ve learned from accumulating thousands of frequent flier miles), but there are also many cultural parallels and social intersections that shrink the scope of it all. I have found these overlapping similarities most intriguing.
Outside Magazine ranks Petzl America among Best Places to Work in 2012Wed, 29/08/2012 - 21:05 — Petzl America
Petzl America staff making use of the employee bouldering wall at lunch, one of the many perks that make Petzl America one of Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work."
VIDEO - PIXA Quest, with Timmy O'NeillMon, 23/07/2012 - 16:39 — Petzl America
Timmy O'Neill is on a quest to get his PIXA 3 to the American Society of Safety Engineers Expo at the Colorado Convention Center, where he is scheduled to host a PIXA-tossing competition...
...But he forgot.
So when Timmy gets a call from Petzl wanting to know where he is, the race is on to get to the Expo in time. Along the way, Timmy's PIXA 3 gets dropped, kicked, run over, and dunked. Luckily, the PIXA line of headlamps is built to withstand some serious abuse.
But does he make it to the ASSE Expo? Or is all lost?
Watch and find out...
Petzl headlamps ranked among "Most Influential Gear of All Time"Wed, 11/07/2012 - 21:33 — Petzl America
Outside Magazine recently hailed two Petzl products as among "The Most Influential Gear of All Time": the original Petzl headlamp, introduced in 1973, and the TIKKA, the first compact headlamp designed around durable, efficient LEDs.
Beth Rodden on Gyms, Crags, and the Future of ClimbingThu, 28/06/2012 - 18:11 — Petzl America
I’ve had a spring full of travel this year. It hasn’t been like last year’s Font, Catalunya, and Norway-filled spring, but rather a spring full of clinics, shows, dealer visits, and other “work.” Along with getting out and seeing local crags and communities, I’ve also had the pleasure of frequenting some of the newest gyms in the country.
Jon Cardwell on the 4th Ascent of Bad Girls Club (5.14d/9a)Wed, 30/05/2012 - 17:37 — Petzl America
Rifle over the years has become one of the most popular summer destinations in the Western United Sates. The two-mile long canyon is full of variety and a great community of climbers that gather there year after year. Many people are locals, from Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Boulder, Vail, Grand Junction and, for the most part, make for a great experience. Aside from the people, the area is beautiful, full of lush green vegetation and trees split by a crystal clear stream.
Heather Robinson on Mon Pote Assis (5.14a; First Female Ascent)Thu, 24/05/2012 - 19:35 — Petzl America
Around the new year, my fiancé, Chris, was writing a long list of his goals and turned to me "What are your climbing goals?"
"Just one," I replied. "I want to climb 5.14."
For me, this would not just be an objective accomplished for the year but – if I could pull it off – a lifetime climbing goal.