Petzl UK Tour in Kendal
We are super excited to announce that Petzl UK Tour has arrived here at KendalWall, bringing the spirt and ‘joie de vivre’ of Petzl’s RocTrips to the UK. We are playing host to the last leg of the tour on Wednesday 15th November from 4pm.
Departing from Petzl HQ near Grenoble in early November with caravan in tow, the Petzl crew have made the long journey across France to visit 3 of the UK’s premier climbing walls and will finish up at Kendal Mountain Festival’s Basecamp this weekend.
What to Expect?
- Athlete appearances and signings. Look out for Aliezee Dufraisse, Gerome Pouvreau, Said Belhaj, Jorg Verhoeven, Florence Pinet, Neil Gresham and Neil Mawson;
- Hands on GRIGRI sessions, drop test dummies, slack races;
- T-shirt giveaways, competitions and prizes;
- Petzl lead route challenge up the main wall with £1200 prize pot!;
- Pizza and Beer plus Joey’s café- coffee and cake;
Please note: This event is free to attend, however all customers will be expected to pay standard wall entry fees.
THE ART OF BELAYING
Hands on GRIGRI Sessions: from 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.
GRIGRIS Slack Races: from 4pm
How fast can you pay out slack without touching the grigri? Come on down and challenge yourself. Prizes and giveaways!
Drop Test Dummies: from 4pm
Find out the exact forces involved in a fall. See the dynamic’s involved in falls with different belaying scenarios.
Petzl Challenge – Lead Route:
MASSIVE CASH PRIZE POT AND LOADS OF GOODIES TO GIVE AWAY
Petzl athlete and international route setter, Gerome Pouvre, will set a challenging route up the main wall. Starting at around 6b the route will gradually increase in grade to an 8c/+ finish!
You have 8 weeks to redpoint it. All successful, verified ascents, will share the £1200 prize pot. The first person to redpoint/ onsight on the first night will get a Petzl goody bag too!
Climb the route up the main wall, verify your ascent eg with video or independant witnesses.
NB Entry to the Wall must be paid on day of successful attempt in order to enter the prize draw pot.