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.
In the realm of work at height, especially in areas related to progression on rope, performance and ergonomics are major issues. At Petzl, we maintain a constant contact with professionals, which allows us to create solutions to meet these needs.
For 2019, we have focused our efforts on multiple product families. With the advent of the new VERTEX and STRATO helmets, Petzl introduces a new line available in different configurations (VENT, HI-VIZ...) with an extensive selection of accessories (visors, nametag holder, nape protector...). Also of note for rope access, the new I'D descenders with AUTO-LOCK function and the international versions of the AVAO and ASTRO harnesses. For tree care, the line received a major overhaul: new SEQUOIA harnesses with accessories, two versions of the ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik.
Safety is a necessity for lighting as well, which is why we developed the PIXA Z1 headlamp for hazardous areas.
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.
Access the inaccessible: these few words reflect some of the challenges you face in your missions. They also express our reason for being, and our dedication to supplying the solutions you need in those contexts.
The year 2019 reflects this philosophy with some exciting new products. In this catalog, you will discover the new VERTEX and STRATO helmets, along with their VENT versions, which offer superior comfort and protection. Also, the new line of DUO headlamps with FACE2FACE technology allows users to face each other without blinding one another...
And so many other products that we hope will earn your trust.