Coming soon: the 2014 Red Rock RendezvousGet ready for the 2014 Red Rock Rendezvous, coming March 28-30! Petzl has been a proud supporter of this event since it began in 2003. This yearly celebration of climbing and the outdoor lifestyle is held in the beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lessons from the Ice Knife: Daniel Woods on pushing limitsDave Graham, Jimmy Webb, Jamie Emerson, and I went hiking two years ago in Guanella Pass, Colorado. Our goal was to find new boulders. Towards the end of the day, Jimmy and I got separated from Dave and Jamie. When we met back at the car, Dave explained that he had found a worthy boulder with a few potential lines on it, the main line being this prominent prow with just enough holds to make it possible.
Another action-packed Natural GamesThe Natural Games International Outdoor Sports and Music Festival took place from June 27-30, 2013, in the southern French city of Millau. A major hub for outdoor sports, the city bent over backwards to host a fantastic international event that mixed music and a wide variety of sports such as mountain biking, rock climbing, slacklining, kayaking and paragliding, all in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The world's top athletes participated in the event.
NATURAL GAMES: are you ready for the one and only outdoor sports extravaganza?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.
Hueco Rock Rodeo 2013 Round Up2013 marked the 20th year of the Hueco Rock Rodeo in Hueco Tanks, Texas, making this one of America's longest-running outdoor climbing competitions, according to event organizer Melissa Strong.
Jon Cardwell making quick work of Phantom Limb (V12), at the Hueco Rock Rodeo.
The 2013 catalog is here!Download the new 2013 catalog optimized for the iPad
The new 2013 sport catalog is now available in PDF format optimized for the iPad and other tablet computers, translating to a more comfortable read, the ability to zoom in on technical drawings, product photos and action photos, as well as links to online content.
Petzl America Supports Greater Canyonlands InitiativeIn early August 2012, Petzl America, along with 100 companies, signed a letter calling for President Obama to designate the Greater Canyonlands area a National Monument.
Dave Graham In Wild Iris
Dave Graham sending Moonshine (9a/5.14d), Wild Iris, Wyoming. Photo: Jamie Emerson I did the route on my fifth try on my second day, it was satisfying to get it done over the weekend, and not to have to make a trip back.
Outside Magazine ranks Petzl America among Best Places to Work in 2012
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."