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Petzl Announces RocTrip 2010 in Jilotepec, Mexico

Petzl, a leader in technical climbing gear and hands-free lighting, today announced the destination for Petzl RocTrip 2010, to be held in Jilotepec, Mexico, south of Mexico City.

Petzl, a leader in technical climbing gear and
hands-free lighting, today announced the destination for Petzl RocTrip 2010, to be held in Jilotepec, Mexico, south of Mexico City. Often referred to as “Jilo”, Jilotepec was originally
established as a traditional climbing area and is now home to over 120 sport climbing routes ranging from 5.9 to 5.14. Petzl RocTrip is an annual gathering of climbers and Petzl athletes that features climbing, clinics, slideshows, RocRally, music, and parties, happening this year from October 30th through November 6th.

“RocTrip Mexico will be the biggest climbing event in our country by far,” said Alejandro Rivera of Alta Vertical, Petzl’s Mexico distributor. “In addition to tons of great climbing,
holding RocTrip at Jilo will highlight pre-Hispanic and colonial culture in Mexico. Jilo is a perfect pace for climbers to gather to experience the quality of the climbing, to connect, and to celebrate the sport together.”

From Saturday, October 30, to Monday, November 1, the public is invited climb and hang with the Petzl pros at the massive El Chonta cave, outside of Taxco, Mexico. Among the Petzl Team athletes who plan to attend RocTrip Mexico to give clinics, climb, and put their
heads together to complete the specially equipped “Ultimate Routes” are: Dave Graham, Nina Caprez, Dani Andrada, Lynn Hill, Martina Cufar, Saïd Belhaj, Liv Sansoz, Daniel Woods, Lisa Rands, Joe Kinder, Steve Mcclure, Emily Harrington, Sean McColl, Chris
Lindner, Jon Cardwell, Alizée Dufraisse, and more.

“Like climbing itself, Petzl Roc Trip is about community, travel, and, of course, getting on great routes,” says John Evans, Petzl’s head of marketing in North America. “On top of the
good times, we always try to leave a positive legacy. This Roc Trip is no different – along with developing new climbing routes for all abilities and donating proceeds to the local Redwood preserve in Jilotepec, we’re also working with Pan Access America on regional
access issues.”

Starting Tuesday, November 2, Petzl RocTrip will head to Jilotepec for a continuation of the event. Details so far include:
• Nov. 2 – Ultimate Route climbing, slideshow and presentation at the Municipal
• Nov. 3 – Ultimate Route climbing
• Nov. 4 – Rest day
• Nov. 5 – Climbing clinics (Petzl athletes and local guides will team up to lead the
clinics), climbing, gear demos, and slideshows/movies in the evening
• Nov. 6 – RocRally all day / party all night! (The RocRally is a competition in which pros and citizens climb designated routes in a competition to amass the most points. All in good fun…)

For additional information on the cost of attendance and clinics, places to stay, the areas of Jilotepec, to see videos from past Petzl RocTrip events, and more, visit:

Petzl RocTrip Mexico 2010 supporting sponsors include: Acrobarium, Alta Vertical, Corona Jilotepec, Direccion de Turismo Jilotepec, Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park, Fusion Rocodromo Climbing Gym, Hotel Montetaxco, Hotel Xilonen, La Gran Montaña, Montañas y
Cavernas, Sportiva, Naturalexa, Nikwax Waterproofing, The North Face, the Town of Taxco, and Vertimania.

About Petzl
For over 50 years, Petzl has been developing innovative tools and techniques used by those entering the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing
and alpinism. Petzl climbing hardware and headlamps can be found in outdoor specialty shops and premium sporting goods retailers around the world. For more information, log on to

About Petzl Roc Trip
For nearly a decade, Petzl RocTrip has brought together members of the international climbing community in celebration of our sport. RocTrip is about fun — climbing, contests, clinics, music, parties, and more — but it’s also about making a difference. Past RocTrips have raised funds and awareness for local and national access issues, and has even assisted with payments on climber-owned areas, as was the case with a 2007 RocTrip in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. RocTrip attendees have helped with climbing area development, replacing old bolts and putting up new routes in the areas they’ve visited. For more information on Petzl RocTrip, visit: