Team NAO Survives 24 Hours of Horseshoe HellThe 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 purchaseOctober 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 AwardPetzl 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.
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.
VIDEO - Chris Sharma and Daila Ojeda are back in Céüse: bolting and extreme sport climbingAfter 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.
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."