Belay Better – Part 2

Who is the one that checks that you are properly tied in before leaving the ground? Who yells out the beta that helps you move upward when you can’t find the next hold? Who helps keep you from hitting the ground after slipping off that greasy hold? Upon redpointing your project, who is the first […]

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Belay Better – Part 1

  Who is the one that checks...   that you are properly tied in before leaving the ground? Who yells out the beta that helps you move upward when you can’t find the next hold? Who helps keep you from hitting the ground after slipping off that greasy hold? Upon redpointing your project, who is […]

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Belay Devices Explained

Belay devices allow you to provide a controlled lower and stop a fall with minimal effort because of friction and tight angles whether its a passive or active device. With all the different styles of belay devices on the market, knowing the unique uses and characteristics and limitations of each will help you select the […]

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Petzl Carabiner Shapes

A good choice of carabiner shape can increase ergonomics and safety for certain uses. The shape of the carabiner frame has an influence on: • major axis strength • load distribution • gate opening size, and capacity • strength in certain positions • ease of handling Another less obvious effect is the balance of the […]

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Petzl Carabiner Locking Systems

Did you know Petzl make 6 different standard carabiner gates, plus 3 connector gates? The various systems are designed to meet the different needs for each application, for a precise balance between ergonomics and safety. Here are the Pros and Cons of each system to help you make an informed choice for your application. Your local Petzl […]

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How to inspect your climbing harness

When was the last time you inspected your climbing harness? Do you know how old it is and if it needs to be retired? As a climber, it is your responsibility to inspect your gear before or after each use to help reduce the inherent risks of climbing. If your harness is showing unexpected degradation, […]

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The New RIG: Tech Tips Updated

As the RIG continues to advance, so have all the associated tech tips. Below is an overview of the latest updates to the tech tips for the RIG Primary uses for the new RIG and comparison with the old RIG This new tech tip sums up all possible uses for the RIG, specifying the performance […]

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Individual Serial Number Evolution

Did you know that most Petzl products have individual serial numbers for efficient logging and tracking of PPE? Did you also know you can scan the 2D code printed on each item to get its serial number? This can be scanned into a spreadsheet, database or tracking software such as Papertrail. In order to improve […]

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ROPE HOW-TO GUIDE: using and caring for your rope

The rope is a vital link in the safety and belay chain in both mountaineering and climbing. It is important to take good care of your rope as well as to understand the inherent risks and dangers involved with its use. This how-to guide provides several tips on how to properly use your rope and […]

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ACCESS BOOK #3: Progression basics for via ferrata

This booklet explains climbing via ferrata. Inside are tech tips on how to properly install your lanyards, check your partner, pass intermediate anchors, and stop to rest if you are tired.   DOWNLOAD ACCESS BOOK #3

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