Petzl RocTrip Getu: The Place to BeFri, 28/10/2011 - 16:39 — Petzl America -...
We're now two days away from the official beginning of the festivities. All the invited athletes have arrived including Chris Sharma (US), Dani Andrada (ES), Mike Fuselier (FR), Steve McClure (GB)… And the RocTrippers are flowing in from all over the world: France, Israel, Turkey, Malaysia, Japan, United States, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, and South Africa…not to mention all the Chinese climbers from all over the country. In total, over 550 people from more than 30 countries are here or on their way.
In addition to working the rice paddies and taking care of their livestock, the villagers of Getu have been working hard to welcome the estimated 550+ registered climbers, with fresh paint, new guesthouses and new restaurants. The local officials temporarily closed the school to house the visiting climbers.
Even before the opening ceremonies, there's already been a flurry of sends at the various sectors around the valley:
In the great arch of Chuanschuang:
- Mickael Fuselier links "Powder Finger" (8c) and "Polvo Tecnico" (8c).
- Arnaud Petit and Stephanie Bodet both grab the free ascent of their major creation "Lost in Translation" (7b+, 7c+, 8a+, 8a+).
- Mickael Fuselier follows right behind with the first onsight...
At Banyan's Cave:
- Gé Pouvereau onsights "Bip Bip and Coyote" (8b).
- The French girls from the team are also in great shape with the trio Florence Pinet, Melissa Le Nevé, and Nina Caprez sending "Treblinka pour Diego" (8b).
All the news of the Petzl RocTrip China :
- 04/11/2011 - VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip China, the trailer
- 30/10/2011 - Petzl RocTrip China : Where there's a will (and strong arms), there's a way
- 28/10/2011 - Petzl RocTrip: Out of the Rain and into the Great Arch
- 24/10/2011 - Petzl RocTrip Getu: The Place to Be.
- 21/10/2011- Download the Getu valley climbing guide book