I started using the original Petzl sum-tec in 2011. It is a great tool for mountaineering and glacial travel along with the occasional steep ice step. When the updated but shorter version of the tool came out last year, I quickly got my hands on one. The 43 cm sum-tec has everything that I liked … More Gear Review: Petzl Sum’Tec 43
I have been lucky enough to get to check out Petzl’s newly updated Hirundos harness over the last couple months. While the original Hirundos was a pretty perfect design for a lightweight harness as far as I was concerned, the new Hirundos adds some additional features that have increased comfort while minimizing the overall profile … More Gear Review: NEW Petzl Hirundos Harness
Within the last year, Petzl introduced the Spirit screw-lock carabiner based on the well-received non-locking Spirit carabiner. At 45 g, it is one of the lightest locking carabiners on the market. To achieve this impressive strength to weight ratio, it is designed with an H cross section and made out of aluminum, while still rated … More Petzl Spirit Screw-Lock Review & the Perfect Anchor/Belay System
After using over five helmets during the last several years, I think I have finally found my perfect match. That is not to say that the previous helmets I used are inferior; only that I have found a new model that meets my requirements in terms of function, safety and fashion. I used the new … More Gear Review: New Petzl Meteor Helmet
Recently I received one of Petzl’s new ropes to check out. For the 2014 season, Petzl introduced a completely new line of ropes of varying lengths and thicknesses. As a general rule of thumb, Petzl’s new products tend to be well thought out, high quality products designed for durability and success. The new rope line … More Gear Review: NEW Petzl Ropes!
It’s ice climbing season and its time to dust the sharp things off. I have already gotten out a couple days in the Salt Lake area and have gotten a chance to play on my Petzl Lynx crampons. While these are not a new product, they were new to me last season and I had … More Gear Review: Petzl Lynx Crampons
The Sirrocco climbing helmet is one of Petzl’s new products and it sure does deliver! It is the lightest and most durable climbing helmet on the market while also being comfortable and breathable. This combination results in one of the more innovative pieces of climbing gear to recently hit the market. Photo: Doris Oberlander At … More Gear Review: Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet
Rock climbing season is underway and Petzl conveniently released their updated harness line at just the right time. I’ve had the opportunity to check out the new women’s harnesses on a variety of climbs this spring and I’m happy to report that Petzl has succeeded in turning a good product into a great product. Here … More Harness Gear Review: Petzl Selena and Luna