VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip Argentina teaser
The organizing team of the next Petzl RocTrip just delivered a teaser video. A 3 minutes 20 seconds tour to discover life on Moncada's Ranch, surrounding scenery and climbing potential in the Canyon "La Buitrera".
Petzl headlamps ranked among "Most Influential Gear of All Time"
Outside Magazine recently hailed two Petzl products as among "The Most Influential Gear of All Time": the original Petzl headlamp, introduced in 1973, and the TIKKA, the first compact headlamp designed around durable, efficient LEDs.
Beth Rodden on Gyms, Crags, and the Future of Climbing
I’ve had a spring full of travel this year. It hasn’t been like last year’s Font, Catalunya, and Norway-filled spring, but rather a spring full of clinics, shows, dealer visits, and other “work.” Along with getting out and seeing local crags and communities, I’ve also had the pleasure of frequenting some of the newest gyms in the country.
Jon Cardwell on the 4th Ascent of Bad Girls Club (5.14d/9a)
Rifle over the years has become one of the most popular summer destinations in the Western United Sates. The two-mile long canyon is full of variety and a great community of climbers that gather there year after year. Many people are locals, from Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Boulder, Vail, Grand Junction and, for the most part, make for a great experience. Aside from the people, the area is beautiful, full of lush green vegetation and trees split by a crystal clear stream.
Heather Robinson on Mon Pote Assis (5.14a; First Female Ascent)
Around the new year, my fiancé, Chris, was writing a long list of his goals and turned to me "What are your climbing goals?"
"Just one," I replied. "I want to climb 5.14."
For me, this would not just be an objective accomplished for the year but – if I could pull it off – a lifetime climbing goal.
Home run for the first Mount Fuji Ultra Trail
It is 14h59, Sunday, May 20th, in Oike Park, by the peaceful shores of lake Kawaguchi. As the award ceremony reaches its end, Seiji Okamato and Ryu Kodama, the last two runners, cross the finish line hand-in-hand to a huge round of applause and are welcomed onto the stage by both the organizing committee and the winners of the races. Seiji Okamato proudly shows a bag full of trash he picked up on the trail and carried all the way.
VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip China 2011 - the official movie
Last fall, from October 26-30, 2011, more than 600 climbers gathered with our team for Petzl RocTrip China. All participants discovered and enjoyed more than 250 brand new pitches on unbelievable limestone especially prepared for the event. The long-awaited movie has now arrived.
1st ULTRA TRAIL of MONT FUJI® - Japan - May 18, 2012
The long awaited first edition of the Ultra Trail race around Japan's iconic mountain is soon to start. Covering the 156 kilometers of paths with 8530 m of vertical gain is next week-end's challenge for the registered runners. This race is the first of it's kind in Asia. Over the previous years many runners from Japan participated to Ultra Trail races in Europe and America. Originally scheduled in 2011 the UTMF was cancelled because of the tsunami disaster.
Ethan Pringle On Jumbo Love (5.15b/9b)
Ethan Pringle has been putting some serious effort into Jumbo Love recently. That's the 5.15b "king line" bolted by Randy Levitt and first climbed by Chris Sharma in 2008. Since Sharma's send, no one else has climbed the route, which tracks for 250 feet up the center of the severely overhanging 3rd tier of an area known as Mt. Clark, on the Nevada-California border. Pringle is no stranger to Mt. Clark or to Jumbo Love -- he worked the line with Sharma back in 2007. Now, he's back, and dedicated to sending one of the world's most epic sport climbs.