Petzl Sport Catalog 2012
The new 2012 Sport catalog is comprised of three sections:
- Petzl's presentation: the company and its core values
- technical solutions: the technical information is presented as a series of Solutions, which puts the techniques in their context with detailed explanations. We hope this information easy-to-learn and useful. If you're interested in our previous tips, check out the technical pages in last year's catalog (see below)
- products: here you'll find concise descriptions of the full range of Petzl lighting and vertical products. For more information on specific products, you can find the complete specifications here at petzl.com
Download the new iPad-optimized 2012 catalog
The new 2012 sport catalog is now available as a PDF download that is optimized for iPad and other digital tablets. Features include enhanced reading comfort, zoom capability on technical images, product photos, lifestyle shots and links to online content.
To request a hard copy of the catalog, go to the Contact Page and select "Request Catalog".
- Dyno contest: Thursday, June 27, from 21:30 to 22:30
- International competition, expert category: Friday, June 28, from 9:00 to 15:00
- International amateur competition: Saturday, June 29, from 9:00 to 15:00
- International competition finals: Saturday, June 29, from 22:00 to 23:30
- Podium: Saturday, June 29, from 23:30 to midnight.
- Video highlights from Petzl RocTrip Argentina
- Ten years of Petzl RocTrips
- Sam Bié's official website
- The official website for BarakaFlims
- Welcome climbers who arrive in the evening.
- In the morning, welcome climbers.
- 12.00-20.00: climb in Cirque des Baumes.
- Dinner and evening film showing in Saint Rome de Dolan.
- After breakfast, a coffee-debate organized by Coordination Montagne and the Petzl Foundation regarding the issue of bolts and respect for the environment.
- Brunch in Saint Rome de Dolan.
- 12.00-20.00: climb in Cirque des Baumes
- Dinner and then DJ in Saint Rome de Dolan.
- Early morning, head to Cirque des Baumes.
- Lunch buffet on site and a full afternoon of climbing.
NATURAL GAMES: are you ready for the one and only outdoor sports extravaganza?Wed, 19/06/2013 - 14:01 — Petzl
Since 2008, the Natural Games have gather professional and amateur athletes from around the world and from different disciplines for an exceptional demonstration of kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, and even slacklining! A wild and crazy four-day competition mixing sports and music, where you can both enjoy the show and discover new activities. Head to Millau, France, the French outdoor sports capital, from June 27-30, 2013.
An international multi-sport event
Athletes from every sport and from all around the world will make the trip: Dave Graham, one of bouldering's icons, will take part. Marlene Devillez will be there to defend here 2012 European Champion title in freestyle kayaking. After placing third at FISE Montpellier (International Festival for Extreme Sports), Medhi Gani recently displayed his mountain biking skills at VTT DIRT in Millau. Every year each of these disciplines draws a lot of participants. The Natural Games continues to be a fantastic chance for athletes from different sports to mix, and for the athletes and the general public to interact.
Bouldering, a feature event
New bouldering walls were built this year specifically for the event. The dyno contest will open the Natural Games. The amateur contest will take place in an “open” format where everyone will be able to put their skills to the test in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The nighttime grand bouldering finale Saturday night will close out the climbing event. The best athletes in the world will show off their talent for an exceptional show in front of more than 20,000 spectators.
Petzl, the event's traditional and iconic partner
Petzl has supported the Natural Games from the start, providing the right equipment for intro-to-climbing sessions throughout the day. Meet athletes from Team Petzl Friday evening and discover the latest products at the Petzl booth during the Outdoor Sports expo in the official event village.
Natural Games: a mix of sports and music!
The Natural Games beat to the drum of a wide variety of entertainment to electrify the public. During the day, in addition to the competitions, those in attendance will be able to try out different sports such as climbing, slacklining, or parkour (the art of moving over obstacles). As with every year when night falls, the friendly and festive atmosphere will be at its height. An eclectic range of concerts will give rhythm to each evening with well-known artists such as Wax Tailor and Nneka.
Register or just come enjoy the show! We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information
Under the star-filled sky of Piedra Parada: guidebook excerpt and new photos!Fri, 14/06/2013 - 10:19 — Petzl
To relive the highlights of Petzl RocTrip Argentina 2012, Sam Bié and Guillaume Vallot have decided to share some of their best shots. An exclusive selection of thirty candid photos, with memorable ascents from the event, transports us to Piedra Parada's very unique setting.
In this amazingly carved-out canyon, with surrealistic sunsets, and whose diffuse light is further accentuated by the sun’s reflection on the towering rock walls, Sam Bié and Guillaume Vallot were able to capture one-of-a-kind climbing moments.
To fully enjoy the photos, click on the "Full Screen" button.
To add a little Argentinean sun to your computer, download the version best suited to the resolution of your device:
1280x800 [zip - 3.1 MB]
(type Galaxy Tab Samsung)
640x960 [zip - 1.3 MB]
We are making a portion of the Piedra Parada and Bruitera Canyon guidebook available. The full guidebook is currently in reprint, and will soon be available at Mario Moncada’s ranch, located next to Piedra Parada, as well as in the tourist information centers in the area.
The Baraka Flims team is busy putting the finishing touches on the official video for Petzl RocTrip Argentina. A 20-minute montage orchestrated by Vladimir Cellier and Guillaume Broust will be released in the upcoming weeks. Without a doubt, the final cut will prove as spectacular as the canyon itself!
To find out more
French Alpine Club RocTrip: June 22-23-24, 2013Wed, 05/06/2013 - 14:03 — Petzl
Petzl, founder of the RocTrip, and the FFCAM (French Alpine Club), historical partner of the event, along with the Causses-Cévennes section of the club as well as Couleur Caillou (FFME), are proud to announce a new edition of this friendly and participative climbing get-together. More than 500 climbers are expected migrate to the Les Causses limestone plateaus of this exceptional and singular region.
Now is the time to sign up!
Back to our roots
The first editions took place in 2002, 2004, 2006, and then in 2008 and 2009. RocTrip 2013 follows in this long line of successful events.
Since 2002, the goal has been to bring together the climbing community in a natural environment, and to organize a gathering centered around rock climbing’s core values: generosity, freedom, sharing, commitment, and respect. The site, the atmosphere, and the friendly spirit that drive each RocTrip all add to the making of a successful event. Routes of all levels have been established to allow climbers, from beginners to experts, to climb together and to share the same passion.
Gorges du Tarn, Cirque des Baumes
Without a doubt, RocTrip events over the years have contributed to the area’s reputation around the world as a great place to climb. The number of foreign climbers traveling to the area has significantly increased; their visits last from 7 to 14 days on average. The Gorges are vast and include several climbing areas: Gorges du Tarn, La Jonte, and La Dourbie (Boffi, Cantobre).
The Gorges du Tarn is a canyon carved out by the Tarn River, which flows between the Causse Méjean and Causse de Sauveterre limestone plateaus. Cirque de Baumes’ amazingly sculpted dolomitic limestone makes for spectacularly shaped rock and offers a wide variety of climbing in an exceptionally beautiful setting. Route development started in the 1980s, and today the area counts more than 700 climbs.
For the last three years variety of entities have been working together for the benefit of Cirque des Baumes and the surrounding area, including local stakeholders (city, national, tourism, guides, etc.), property owners, land management and environmental protection agencies (Cévennes National Park, LPO, SIVOM, Grand Site, and the French Alpine Club at a national (FFCAM) and local level (CAF Causses & Cévennes).
The French Alpine Club has been working hard to encourage local development and for climbers to explore the area by ensuring both safety and respect for the environment.
For this RocTrip, quickdraws have been pre-placed on more than thirty climbs so that everyone will have the opportunity to push their limits and find a project that suits them. Professional rock climbers will spend a good portion of their time sharing their extensive experience with the next generation. Several extremely hard routes will provide for a great show!
As with every RocTrip, Team Petzl (France and International) will be on site to share in this incredible rock climbing experience with all of the climbers attending the event! Nina Caprez, Florence Pinet, Loic Gaidioz, Pierre Labbre, Olivier Fourbet, Tony Lamiche, Bastien Gerland, Julia Chanourdie, Hugo Meignan, Thomas Meignan, Elie Meignan, Naïlé Meignan, Diego Ghesquiers, Auriane Favrin, Marion Poitevin, Christophe Bichet, Philippe Ribière, Daniel Du Lac, Chris Sharma, Daila Ojeda, Dani Andrada, Gérome Pouvreau, Enzo Oddo, Dave Graham, Mike Fuselier, Mélissa Le Névé, Klemen Becan, Phil Bence, Mayan Gobath Smith.
Event schedule: 3 days, 100% climbing
The event village (reception, partners, lodging, campground, meals, and entertainment) will be located in Saint Rome de Dolan, a small town typical of the area.
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23
Monday, June 24
For more information and to sign up