PHOTOS - Petzl RocTrip China photo gallery

Our team of photographers on duty at the 2011 Petzl RocTrip in Gétù Valley, China brought back many great shots. A few months have passed since the event, it's now time to share a new exclusive photo gallery of climbing and lifestyle photos.

 
Petzl Roctrip China - the photo gallery

Back from the Venezuelian jungle

Sean Villanueva, Stephane Hanssens, Jean-Louis Wertz and Nicolas Favresse just came back to civilization after 38 days in the jungle. We had a really good adventure, very different from all the other expeditions we have done in the past. The weather, the rock, the jungle, the indigenes, the animals and this incredible wall of the Tuyuren waterfall made up for some very exciting moments. We managed to put up two new free routes on the Tuyuren waterfall wall, one on the left side "Maria Rosa" and one on the right "Apichavai".

VIDEO – Daniel Dulac establishing the route La Voie du Milieu during Petzl RocTrip China 2011

During the Petzl RocTrip China 2011, a handful of climbers from both the East and the West cleaned and bolted more than 250 routes (both multi and single pitch), but no one put up a route quite like la Voie du Milieu... Daniel Dulac, Team Petzl member, talks about bolting this amazing route in Getu, the only existing line at the moment up the Lower Arch:
 

VIDEO - Petzl RocTrip China, the trailer

Here is the first video from the 2011 Petzl RocTrip China, which took place in Getu, China at the end of October. This short 3 minute film is a sample of the climbing that took place during the event. We'll release a longer version (around 20 minutes) in Spring 2012.
 

Petzl RocTrip Getu: The Place to Be

The trip was long for many, short for others. Some braved a 45-hour non-stop voyage from all over the world, facing delayed flights, long security lines, cramped airplanes, missed connections and finishing with a mountainous 5-hour bus ride. For others, it was a simple question of hopping in the car and heading to the site of the 2011 Petzl RocTrip in Getu, China.

 

Multi-Pitch climbing: "Walou Bass" opened in Maroc

Arnaud Petit, Aymeric Clouet and Enzo Oddo, three members of Team Petzl, headed to Taghia, Maroc in April 2011 to open a new route. Arnaud tells us about his wonderful adventure sharing new experiences in this country of breathtaking landscapes.

Enzo Oddo, Arnaud Petit et Aymeric Clouet dans Walou Bass, Maroc

VIDEO - Nina Caprez sends "Ali Baba" - 250m/8a+ max

ANGE, new ultra-light carabiners

mousquetons ANGE

Carabiners and quickdraws for multi-pitch and mountain routes

Progression - A new film by BigUPproductions

Behind every breakthrough in the progression of climbing, there's a true story of doubt and determination, perseverance in the face of failure.

From boulders, to big walls, to competition podiums, the climbers at the top of the game share a commitment to do whatever it takes to achieve their vision. Featuring Chris Sharma, Tommy Caldwell, Daniel Woods, Adam Ondra, Kevin Jorgeson, Patxi Usobiaga, Johanna Ernst, Alex Honnold, Paul Robinson, Matt Segal, and more, in a film by Josh Lowell, Cooper Roberts, and Brett Lowell.
 

Tough Enough - Climbing in Madagascar

Tough Enough, is the name of the 400 meter route in the Tsaranoro Valley in Madagascar first climbed by Arnaud Petit, Stéphanie Bodet, Sylvain Millet and Laurent Triay in 2008. Their only objective was to free the 10 pitches - many rated 8a and harder - on this African bigwall.