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 Flex Link Bars
Petzl Flex Link Bars (pair)
£21.50
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Petzl Freino Twist Lock Karabiner
Petzl Freino Twist Lock Karabiner
£37.00
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Petzl Gemini Twin Pulley
Petzl Gemini Twin Pulley (P66A)
£72.00
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Petzl Glacier Literide
Petzl Glacier Literide 50cm Axe
£65.25
£72.50
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Petzl Gradistep Etrier
Petzl Gradistep Etrier
£39.00
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Petzl GriGri
£65.25
£72.50
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Petzl GriGri + Orange
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Petzl GriGri +
£96.30
£107.00
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Petzl Griprest for Nomic and Ergonomic
Petzl Griprest for Nomic and Ergonomic (U021DA00)
£34.00
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Petzl Griprest for the pre 2018 Nomic and Ergo
Petzl Griprest for the pre 2018 Nomic and Ergo (U21 GR3)
£12.99
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Petzl Griprest for the Quark
Petzl Griprest for the Quark (U19 GR2)
£10.99
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Petzl Griptape
Petzl Griptape
£9.70
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Petzl Gully Axe
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Petzl Gully
£104.40
£116.00
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Petzl Halogen Bulb for Zoom
Petzl Halogen Bulb for Zoom (FR0025BLI)
£6.50
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Petzl Hammer Head
Petzl Hammer Head for Ergo, Nomic, Quark (U19 MAR)
£29.00
3 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
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Petzl Iko Core
Petzl Iko Core
£68.85
£76.50
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Petzl Laser Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Ice Screw
£45.45
£50.50
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Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screw
£54.00
£60.00
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Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screws
Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screw
£68.40
£76.00
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Petzl Leopard Antisnows
Petzl Leopard Antisnow (pair, T01A AS)
£21.50
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Petzl Linkin Leash
Petzl Linkin Leash
£11.60
2 In Stock
Petzl Lynx Antisnow
Petzl Lynx Antisnow (pair, T24960)
£37.00
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Petzl Lynx Points
Petzl Lynx Points (set of 4, T24850)
£44.99
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