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 Griprest for the pre 2018 Nomic and Ergo
Petzl Griprest for the pre 2018 Nomic and Ergo (U21 GR3)
£12.99
1 In Stock
Petzl Griprest for the Quark
Petzl Griprest for the Quark (U19 GR2)
£10.99
2 In Stock
Petzl Griptape
Petzl Griptape
£9.70
10 + In Stock
Petzl Gully Axe
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Petzl Gully
£104.40
£116.00
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4 In Stock
Petzl Hammer Head
Petzl Hammer Head for Ergo, Nomic, Quark (U19 MAR)
£29.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Headtorch Clips for Ecrin Helmet
Petzl Headtorch Clips for Ecrin Helmet (set of 4, E04350)
£3.50
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Petzl Ice Pick
Petzl Ice Pick (U19ICE)
£43.50
3 In Stock
Petzl Kab Ropebag Blue
Petzl Kab Ropebag Blue 2018 model
£21.00
£42.00
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Petzl Laser Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Ice Screw
£45.45
£50.50
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6 In Stock
Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screw
£54.00
£60.00
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4 In Stock
Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screw
£68.40
£76.00
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4 In Stock
Petzl Leopard Antisnows
Petzl Leopard Antisnow (pair, T01A AS)
£21.50
1 In Stock
Petzl Linkin Leash
Petzl Linkin Leash
£11.60
2 In Stock
Petzl Lynx Antisnow
Petzl Lynx Antisnow (pair, T24960)
£37.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Lynx Points
Petzl Lynx Points (set of 4, T24850)
£44.99
1 In Stock
Petzl M10 Antisnow
Petzl M10 Antisnow (pair, T23900)
£39.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Marteau Light Hammer
Petzl Marteau Light Hammer for Ergo, Nomic, Quark (U19 MLT)
£26.99
1 In Stock
Petzl Masselottes Anti-Vibration Flange
Petzl Masselottes Anti-Vibration Flange (U21600)
£29.00
2 In Stock
Petzl Meteor Helmet Red/Orange
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Petzl Meteor Helmet
£67.50
£75.00
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Petzl Micro-Traxion Pulley
Petzl Micro-Traxion Pulley (P53)
£65.25
£72.50
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2 In Stock
Petzl Mini Marteau Hammer
Petzl Mini Marteau Hammer for Ergonomic, Nomic, Quark Sum'Tec (U021 BA00)
£29.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Mini Pulley
Petzl Mini Pulley (P59A)
£43.50
1 In Stock
Petzl Mixed Pick
Petzl Mixed Pick (U19DRY)
£43.50
2 In Stock
Petzl Multi-Hook
Petzl Multihook
£29.00
1 In Stock

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