Petzl RocTrip 2012
The next Petzl RocTrip is in Patagonia, November 22-25, 2012
The first Petzl RocTrip was launched in Millau, France in 2002. Since then, Petzl has been organizing this gathering of climbers at exceptional sites around the world.
In 2012, for the 10th anniversary of the Petzl RocTrip, we are heading to the Piedra Parada site in Argentina. In this wild and arid landscape, the singular 200-meter monolith and meandering La Buitrera Canyon have seduced our route-finders.
As every year since 2002, the Petzl RocTrip has been an opportunity to come together for a shared passion in a friendly atmosphere.
At the end of March 2012, a team of 30 climbers from Team Petzl and from Argentina put up over 100 new sport and trad routes to explore between the sun and the shade. The climbing is on red volcanic rock with excellent friction and with air pockets that have turned into beautiful "agugero" holds.
Climbing in the land of the Gaucho
For its 10th anniversary, the Petzl RocTrip takes a small detour by returning to the wild side. The participants will camp in the wilderness in spring conditions, two steps from the Chubut River. The Campo de la Buitrera will be set up as a basecamp for welcoming the "Gauchos of the vertical world".
Petzl invites climbers from all over the world to participate in this international gathering.
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If you want to know more about Petzl RocTrips,
check out last year's edition in China.