VIDEO - Sasha DiGiulian sends "Era Vella" (5.14d - 9a) in Margalef
Last spring, Petzl Team member Sasha DiGiulian, became the first female to redpoint Chris Sharma’s Era Vella (9a/14d) in Margalef, Spain. Sasha is one of a handful of women in the world to climb at that grade and remains the only America woman to do so. Filmmakers Andy Mann and Keith Ladzinski were on hand to capture the process.
VIDEO - Chris Sharma and Daila Ojeda are back in Céüse: bolting and extreme sport climbing
After several years of absence, Chris Sharma and Daila Ojeda have returned to Ceuse on a quest for new projects. This cliff has a special significance for Chris, as it was here, more than ten years ago that he did the first ascent of the inspiring line, Biographie (5.15a). This time, at the Face de Rat, away from the summer crowds, Chris found a new line to bolt.
VIDEO - A day in the life of Team Petzl in Spain
Joe Kinder is in Spain for the winter, to enjoy climbing in the sun and chilling out with friends. He was able to grab some stolen moments of what could be a day in the life of our rock climbers. A few words from Joe.
Petzl rep Tim Keenan reports from the Catskills Ice Festival
Despite blizzard conditions Friday, ice climbers showed up in full force Saturday and Sunday for the 15th annual Catskills Ice Fest, hosted by Alpine Endeavors and Rock and Snow.
Rock and Snow during the Catskills Ice Fest in upstate New York. Photo: © Tim Keenan
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.
Hueco Rock Rodeo 2013 Round Up
2013 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.
Petzl rep Dave Karl reports from the Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest
The biggest and longest running ice climbing festival on the East Coast once again brought together climbers, but this time it was for a 20th anniversary ice fest birthday party! Organized by Rick Wilcox's International Mountain Equipment and the International Mountain Climbing School, the event is the highlight of the year for many ice lovers.
Petzl rep Matt McCormick reports from the 2013 Smuggs Ice Bash
The Smugglers Notch Ice Bash was started seven years ago as a small gathering of climbers in Jeffersonville, Vermont, just north of the beautiful Smuggler’s Notch State Park. From its small grassroots start, the event has quickly grown into one of the biggest and most well-attended ice fests on the East Coast.
Ouray Ice Fest 2013 Wrap Up
It was well below freezing in the Ouray Ice Park, but in the half-warmth of the winter sun, a gloveless Jeff Mercier climbed through a section of overhanging artificial wall festooned with old-school mountaineering ice axes and dense foam blocks. He alternated between whacking the picks of his ERGO ice tools into the foam, and gently hooking and mono-pointing into the spike holes of the dangling ice axes.
Petzl rep Matt McCormick reports from the Adirondack International Mountainfest
The Adirondacks in the winter time are a special place, with amber ice flows mixing between the granite outcrops and cedar trees. Now in its 17th year, the Adirondack Mountainfest routinely draws huge crowds to New York's Keene Valley to try the latest in ice climbing gear and watch presentations from guest climbers. The Mountainfest, hosted by the famous local gear shop The Mountaineer, has drawn legendary climbers from around the world -- luminaries like Jeff Lowe, Alex Lowe, Steve House and Will Gadd.