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New video about the durable XION 10.1


The XION is Petzl's newest and most durable all-around dynamic climbing rope. It's ideal for a wide range of uses, from gym climbing to top-roping, sport climbing, trad cragging, and even big wall climbs.

MICRO TRAXION: very efficient ultralight progress capture pulley


The MICRO TRAXION is an ultra-light, ultra-compact progress capture pulley that is exceptionally efficient.

The cam can be locked in open position so the device can be used as a simple pulley.

Works even on frozen or muddy ropes.

PROGRESS : progression lanyard

PROGRESS lanyard.

The PROGRESS lanyard is designed for rope progression.

The dynamic rope construction limits the energy transmitted to the user during a limited fall.

The fall indicator signals that the product should be retired.

PIXA 3R, rechargeable multibeam headlamp with configurable performance

PIXA 3R headlamp.

Compact and rechargeable, the PIXA 3R is the hands-free lighting solution designed for frequent, demanding use.

The integrated rechargeable battery offers an advantage over batteries: more practical, economical and environmentally sound.

Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available

Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available and currently being shipped to all Petzl distributors.
The new versions are for sale and can also be exchanged with the 2010 versions of the NOMIC and ERGO with serial numbers between 10208 and 10329. See the information from 21 December 2010.


Petzl RocTrip China 2011 : Culture and lifestyle in Getu - last minute information

The Guizhou province is one of the last areas that has been opened to western tourism in the late eighties. It is also called the province of minorities due to the presence of numerous tribes of different origin that settled here in the past. The area around Anshun is mainly populated by Miao, Yao and Buyi ethnic groups.

24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell Field Report

Petzl is a proud sponsor of 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, an Arkansas-based climbing event in which competitors climb sandstone routes, trad and sport, for 24 hours straight. Petzl America Team Manager and Events Coordinator Chuck Odette manned the Petzl booth. Here’s his last report from the field before disappearing into the Arkansas woods for a week of sandstone sport madness with his partner in climb, Maggie Smith:

“There were around 250 participants comprising 125 teams. There were at least another 250-300 spectators as well.

LYNX, modular crampon for ice and mixed climbing

Crampons LYNX

From snow couloirs to dry tooling, the LYNX is a versatile crampon.

Modular front points allow for many options: dual or mono-point, long or short, and/or asymmetrical.

They come with two types of interchangeable front bindings to adapt to boots with or without toe welts.

Video: Arnaud Petit sends "Black Bean" (8b/65m) on trad gear

Arnaud Petit returns with the performance of the summer: a trad ascent at Céüse! His send of Black Bean (8b / 65m) was filmed by Bertrand Delapierre and photographed by Thomas Vialletet.

Caving: Gouffre Berger, the team follows in the footsteps of Fernand Petzl

From August 1-6, 2011, climbers and alpinists from Team Petzl were introduced to caving in the Gouffre Berger cave, which descends to -1100m. Team Petzl member and organizer of the expedition, François Lombard, tells the story.