Petzl

Fernand Petzl was only 17 years old in the 1930s when he discovered his passion for caving. Along with his friend, Pierre Chevalier, Fernand Petzl became recognised as a world leading caving specialist. Thanks to their creativity and imagination, they developed the original vertical progression techniques and perfected new equipment (climbing poles, nylon ropes). They were behind many exploits and major discoveries, like the Gouffre Berger in the Vercors Massif. At the same time, they were actively involved in creating associations and institutions that oversee caving and rescue. Fernand Petzl, followed his grandfather into engineering but his one true passion was caving. In 1933, with Pierre Chevalier, he explored 17 kilometres of the Dent de Crolles network. From 1952, he headed the Gouffre Berger expedition, which in 1956 reached a depth of one thousand metres, a world record at the time. In 1933, Fernand began using his engineering skills to producing climbing tools. Petzl’s expertise stems partly from caving - the activity that defines the company’s history. The constraints encountered underground are significant; mud, sand, humidity, and absence of light. Other constraints are activity-related. While exploring a cave, it is not unusual to use fixed ropes that were first installed many years before. In 1968 the first "Petzl" products were sold. Rope clamps and descenders allowed ropes to permanently replace ladders. This new type of "single rope" technique revolutionised caving. Throughout the last 30 years, Petzl has gained a level of experience that is unanimously recognised in the field of verticality, be it underground, in the mountains or in the construction industry.

Petzl Adze
Petzl Adze for Ergo, Nomic, Quark (U19 PAN)
£39.00
1 In Stock
Petzl AmD Ball Lock Karabiner
Petzl AmD Ball Lock Karabiner
£19.80
1 In Stock
Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraw Large Karabiners 17cm
Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraw Large Karabiners
£21.99
1 In Stock
Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraw Small Karabiners
Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraw Small Karabiners
From £21.99
5 In Stock
Petzl Ange Karabiner Large Blue
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Petzl Ange Karabiner
£11.99
4 In Stock
Petzl Ascension Gold (right-hand)
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Petzl Ascension
£51.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Attache HMS
Petzl Attache HMS
£15.99
3 In Stock
Petzl Back Flex Bail with Straps (pair)
Petzl Back Flex Bail with Straps (pair, T03A BFL)
£29.99
3 In Stock
Petzl Back Levers
Petzl Back Levers (pair)
£24.99
1 In Stock
Petzl Basic Ascender
Petzl Basic Ascender
£47.99
2 In Stock
Petzl Boreo Helmet Raspberry
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Petzl Boreo Helmet
£59.00
5 In Stock
Petzl Canyon Harness
Petzl Canyon Harness
£96.00
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Petzl Caritool Evo
Petzl Caritool Evo
£10.60
Out of Stock
Petzl Caritool Small
Petzl Caritool Small
£6.00
5 In Stock
Petzl Clipper Axle Bolt
Petzl Clipper Axle Bolt (U80600)
£6.99
2 In Stock
Petzl Clipper Wrist Leash
Petzl Clipper Wrist Leash
£43.99
2 In Stock
Petzl Coeur Hanger and Bolt Stainless Steel 10mm
Petzl Coeur Hanger and Bolt Stainless Steel 10mm
£6.65
10 + In Stock
Petzl Coeur Hanger and Bolt Stainless Steel 12mm
Petzl Coeur Hanger and Bolt Stainless Steel 12mm
£7.59
10 + In Stock
Petzl Coeur Hanger Stainless Steel 10mm
Petzl Coeur Hanger Stainless Steel 10mm
£2.35
10 + In Stock
Petzl Coeur Hanger Stainless Steel 12mm
Petzl Coeur Hanger Stainless Steel 12mm
£2.35
10 + In Stock
Petzl Collinox Bolt - Resin In
Petzl Collinox Bolt - Resin In
£14.40
8 In Stock
Petzl Corax Harness
Petzl Corax Harness
£59.00
7 In Stock
Petzl Crampon Bars Long
Petzl Crampon Bars
From £15.50
3 In Stock

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