We're delighted to announce that Petzl will be bringing the spirit and 'joie de vivre' of Petzl's RocTrips to the UK this Autumn. We'll be playing host to the first leg of the tour on Saturday 11th November.
Departing from Petzl HQ near Grenoble in early November with caravan in tow, the Petzl crew will be making the long journey across France to visit 3 of the UK's premier climbing walls, finishing up at Kendal Mountain Festival's Basecamp.
What to Expect?
Athlete appearances and signings;
Hands on GRIGRI sessions and slack races;
T-shirt giveaways and competitions;
In the evening we'll be turning out the lights for one of Petzl's infamous headtorch climbing sessions, with advice and tips from the team.
Please note: This event is free to attend, however all customers will be expected to pay standard wall entry fees. The Cafe lead walls will be shut from 9am-6pm for this event.
THE ART OF BELAYING
Hands on GRIGRI Sessions: 1pm-4pm
Come test your skills in one of our FREE 1hr workshops - providing a dynamic belay is an art form!
These fun-filled workshops will offer the chance to learn how to properly belay, and to acquire the right technique and reflexes to transform the climber/belayer relationship into a truly unified duo.
How to secure a spot? Visit the Caravan outside the main entrance from 10am. Places are limited and it's first come, first served!
Headtorch Climbing, Petzl DJ & Lock-In: 6pm-9pm
Powered by Petzl! The lights will go out in the Wells from 6pm and we'll be offering you the chance to climb in the dark... with only a headtorch to guide you! Simply visit the Petzl desk located by the entrance to the Wells (from 6pm) and grab a torch.
Not your thing? The Cafe and loft floor will remain open from 6pm-9pm. Petzl will be providing heaps of kit and caboodle to test drive during your session - complete with Petzl DJ to set the tone!
IMPORTANT: Customers must have signed in at Reception by 7pm to attend the Lock-In.
Free Film Screening: 9pm-10.15pm
La Scoumoune (18 mins) - The Pakistan Expedition
Alizee Dufraisse (50 mins) - The Psychology of Climbing
After all the climbing ends, join us for a FREE filming screening. Visit the Petzl Caravan from 5pm onwards to grab your ticket. Places are limited and it's first come, first served!