Petzl RocTrip China 2011 - The official movie
November 15 2011
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.
Among the highlights of the film, watch Dani Andrada’s first ascent of the extremely difficult 7-pitch Corazon de Ensueno (8c/5.14b), a route he put up in 2010 over the course of two trips to the area to prepare for the RocTrip. For this outstanding feat, Dani was awarded Climbing Magazine’s prestigious Golden Piton.
Other sequences include Steph Bodet and Arnaud Petit sending their project, Lost in Translation (8a+/5.13c), Gabriele Moroni’s first ascent of Coup de Bambou (9a/5.14d), as well as other images of spectacular climbs up and down the valley.
Present in the video
Growing up: "Day after day, I free myself from my handicap. It’s wonderful, and thanks to climbing the results have been amazing. I was born with what considered at the time Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, but today the diagnosis has changed and it is supposed to be something else, a mutated form waiting to be confirmed by official analysis. After a series of surgeries my adoptive parents encouraged me to play sports to help provide me with a sense of fulfillment. At the age of six, during a family holiday in St. Gervais, France, I discovered the joys of climbing. I was worried about the rappel, since I did not know if I was strong enough to hold the rope. My instructor added a safety rope and I launched myself into the void. I remember being panicked and happy at the same time, as well as proud that I could do the same thing as my brothers and sisters. When I reached the ground my legs were trembling and my heart was racing."
I prefer climbing at the crags near my home: "I'm primarily a sport climbing specialist, and probably much better at short technical routes than anything multi-pitch. I prefer the routes close to where I live. I just naturally adopted this lifestyle. When I was a kid, I was always traveling with my parents, who were climbers. I never really chose this lifestyle, I just knew it was the way I wanted to live. Rock climbing and being outside in nature are simply part of my life. At first, I climbed a lot of trad. I improved quickly and had a hard time finding the right trad routes for me. Since then, sport climbing has allowed me to experience the physical challenge of climbing, while also allowing me to spend time outside with friends. My profession is climbing. I work locally, near my home. I have a special connection with climbing in my country. I think you have to like the place where you live."
Life on the wall is a great source of personal enrichment and self-knowledge.
Giving meaning to my passion :
"I like doing things right, even if it takes time. Generally, my most significant projects come to me in a passionate, spur-of-the-moment manner, without planning, shaped by the people I've met and the activities I’m doing at the time. Once this happens, the project provides meaning to my life and becomes the most important thing, as if it had always existed.
I want to discover new places, new people, and share what I've understood about, and learned from, climbing. I like meeting other climbers, and the mutual encouragement we provide each other. I like that there's an atmosphere, moxie, and emulation among climbers, even if we're not on the same routes."