The need to access the inaccessible is a regular requirement of a good many of the professionals who use our products. And what a promise it is for Petzl to contribute to achieving it. Thanks to our decades of experience, we design and manufacture specialized products that provide our users with the best performance and highest level of safety, so that every move they make in their workday is made easier and more efficient and brings the inaccessible into closer range.
The latest in product news for 2020 is VOLT harnesses, ABSORBICA and PROGRESS lanyards, MAESTRO descenders for technical rescue, and two ropes specifically designed for tree care: FLOW 11.6 mm and CONTROL 12.5 mm. Lighting also delivers with the new SWIFT RL PRO rechargeable headlamp. Very compact, yet providing 900-lumen power and featuring REACTIVE LIGHTING technology, it is bound to be a favorite with professionals working at concerts and shows, in workshops, in maintenance...
To access the inaccessible: for a great number, these words represent the challenges you face daily in your work. They also express our reason for being, and our dedication to supplying the solutions you need in those contexts. The year 2020 once again signals the introduction of products that reflect this philosophy, which has driven Petzl for over 40 years. In this catalog you will discover the new PIRANA descender, whose shape allows unprecedented breaking adjustment before or during a descent. Your connector options expand with the new version of the high-strength VULCAN carabiner, still as practical for connecting multiple elements, but now compatible with the CAPTIV positioning bar. And last but not least, the SWIFT RL PRO rechargeable headlamp: stealth and powerful, and as compact as it is practical, thanks to its REACTIVE LIGHTING technology. All are products that we hope will earn your trust.
This technique guide focuses on gym climbing, for you to learn and/or review basic top rope and lead climbing techniques, including tying into the rope, the partner check, fundamental belay techniques, and how to clip the rope properly.
Sport climbers or belayers: this booklet is for you! It covers the basics of sport climbing. What gear to bring? How to belay properly? Which errors to avoid while climbing? What is the sequence to set up the rope for lowering from the top of the route? What to do if I don’t reach the top of the route? ...Find all of our tips in this ACCESS BOOK.
This booklet does not cover multi-pitch or trad climbing.
This fourth booklet is dedicated to ice climbing. We address technical aspects of the activity such as equipment choice, ice screw placement, progression, building a belay or making a V-thread. What sets this activity apart is its environment: ice. Apart from technique, ice climbing requires significant experience to better understand ice quality and formation; this topic is not covered in this booklet.
This third booklet presents techniques for progression on via ferrata with lanyards. Often seen as an easily accessible activity, via ferrata remains a risky activity that requires training, as with any other vertical endeavor.
This guide focuses on planning and preparing for a ski-mountaineering or backcountry touring and includes tech tips on ice axe use, how to rappel, providing assistance to your partner(s), and glacier travel.
From the Deep: the Petzl Adventure, a story about a company and its environment.
Though rarely in the spotlight, climbing equipment represents more than a simple accessory for mountaineers. The evolution of such carefully designed gear bears witness to the resourcefulness that climbers use to overcome increasingly challenging terrain, and also embodies their ethical choices. The tools that climbers use clearly reflect their approach to the mountain environment.
For forty years, Petzl and its founders have played a major role in the history of mountain exploration. With the golden age of caving as the starting point of its legacy - in which Fernand Petzl played a pioneering role - the manufacturer has explored the different realms of the vertical world: rock, ice, snow, nighttime... The company has also successfully applied its expertise to rescue and work at height.
To read about the Petzl adventure is to follow women and men committed to the vertical world and to the very heart of exploration. In constant interaction with an ever-evolving world, they create new means of progression.