Petzl sets the standard when it comes to climbing gear and light solutions. In the vertical world they provide all the gear you need from snow choked couloirs to ice covered walls. Mountain safety is their passion which is why you can depend on Petzl products to get you where you're going quickly, efficiently, and safely.
Using what they call "wireframe technology," Petzl has created a feature-rich but impossibly light harness for high-altitude climbing and ski mountaineering. The Altitude is light enough for racing but robust and feature-packed for all your ski mountainee..
When the going gets steep, the Ride ice-axe from Petzl steps up to answer the call. Purpose-built for steep skiing, the Ride has a steel head, curved shaft, and a pick tapered to 3mm. These features ensure that you get a placement you can count on when yo..
Expanded polypropylene (EPP): that's the magic fairy dust used to make this helmet. This material along with a webbing retention harness translates to the Petzl Sirocco being the lightest climbing helmet made and infinitely adjustable to ensure a comforta..
The Leopard is a lightweight, aluminum crampon with a unique linkage Petzl calls Cord Tech. By eliminating the metal linking bar that is traditionally used between the toe and heel of the crampon the weight, and especially the bulk, of the crampon are gre..
Flexible polymer anti-bott plates that attach to the crampon and eliminate the build-up of snow underfoot. The Petzl plates fit under models such as the Leopard and the all-steel Irvis(non-hybrid). The plates snap onto the crampons and secure with screws...
The lightest way to get your steel on! The Irvis Hybrid crampons feature steel toes designed to hold up against rock impacts for those questionable routes. Petzl also understands that you don’t want to lug a massive crampon up a mountain, so with weight c..
A "rad" little package! The Petzl RAD (Rescue And Descent) System is designed as a quick deploying kit for skiers traveling in steep terrain or on glaciers where they may need to rope up, rappel, or perform a partner rescue from a crevasse. The kit is com..
The e+LITE headlamp from Petzl is perfect for those adventures which you don't expect to need or want a headlamp, but are smart enough to never go without. Chock full of features, the e+LITE weighs just 26 grams (0.9 ounces). Stuff it in your pack and for..
The original Tikka from Petzl is back. Just as small and light as before but now with more lighting power. In a teensy package with 3 settings plus a red light, this little guy will keep your life lit up before the sun comes up (or after it goes down!). T..
The Petzl Gully is the axe we’ve been wanting to see for a long time. It blends the minimalism of a lightweight axe with the features of a larger, heavier, more technical axe that can be necessary for successful objective completion. Multiple head options..
The Tibloc is light and compact ascending tool that should always be in your pack if you’re carrying rope. It’s perfect for self-rescue in a crevasse and ascending a rappel that didn’t quite make it to the dance floor. Rather than carrying around a full-s..
All the hardware you need to set up a haul system in one clean package. The Petzl Crevasse Rescue Kit (aka KIT SECOURS CREVASSE, naturally) is a compact self-contained collection of hauling hardware (no rope as in the RAD system). Using the rope you are h..
The Laser Speed Light is another beautifully designed piece of kit from Petzl. It’s an ice screw comprised of a durable steel drill, a stout anodized aluminum tube, a compact aluminum hanger, and a foldable lever. The “LSL” represents a minimal weight imp..
If terms like ultra-light, hot-forged, twin, single, and half rope get your wheels turning then we advise you to keep reading. If that did nothing for you then we suggest you look here for more inspiration. Weighing in at a scant 54g, the Petzl Verso is o..
The Petzl Bindi puts the power of 200 lumens in the palm of your hand. Actually make that around your head, since it’s a headlamp. Or neck, because it’s also a necklace? That’s right, you can wear the Bindi around your neck and still have it point out and..
Useful gear weighing less than 30g (28g, to be exact) is trying to earn a spot in your backpack. Petzl’s Ange S (S for Small), is the perfect companion for technical ascents, descents, side-scents, and impromptu zip-lines in the field. Built to perfection..
The weight of a wire-gate with the function of a traditional spring-gate? Sounds great! Petzl’s new Ange L (L for Large) weighs in at a svelte 34g with a seriously impressive 22kn major axis breaking strength. This is primarily due to the H-profile shapin..
The Petzl Attache is a pear-shaped carabiner designed for all things related to belaying. Thanks to the compact design and Screw Lock system, this carabiner is perfect for attaching to a belay device or running a Munter hitch. The H box section helps to r..
This is the T-shirt that Adam wore. Well, that was until Eve tore it off him in a fit of passion. You too can own one of the most appealing t-shirts ever worn by man. In fact, it’s the whole reason you exist. Made in a 60/40 cotton/Polyester to keep you c..
If you spend too much time in your gear, it’s bound to get stinky. Luckily, when your other gear is in the laundry you can still assert your outdoorsy-ness with the stylish Petzl hoody. The color pairs nicely with a Toyota Tacoma, Subaru Outback, goggle t..
The Petzl Sm'D has much in common with its brethren: a modified "D" shape, manually locking gate that snaps closed reliably, and an aluminum body. The special characteristic that sets this carabiner apart is the small hole just below the gate on the body...
The Petzl Micro Traxion has become an essential piece of hardware for modern crevasse rescue methods. This little device can be expediently used to haul a victim out with less rigging than traditional systems. It accomplishes this via a lightweight, self-..
Petzl makes great crampons but after time and use you may need to replace a part. You could also upgrade other crampons with these binding parts. All parts are sold in pairs.
Flexible Heel Bails - Imbued with the strength of Thetis' grasp, these bails ..
Sum’Tec is Petzl’s abbreviation for “somewhat technical.” Ok, not likely, but we are going to make the claim anyway and we’ll explain why. Light, and easily employed for daily use, its incredibly versatile design may be the ultimate axe for ski mountainee..
Rocketing through the atmosphere, Petzl's updated Meteor helmet seems to appear only as a brief flash of light whizzing past on the skin track. This is the first CE-certified "ski touring helmet", combining light weight protection and ventilation into one..
If you’re looking to ascend a rope, Petzl’s got your back! The Ascension is an aptly named ascender that will quickly have you at the top looking for the fastest way down. With a wide, glove-friendly hand-slot and an ergonomically molded grip, you will no..
We like simple gear because it’s easy to use with cold hands, in a daze of calorie-debt, or under the light of a headlamp. Petzl’s Reverso is a classic example of a simple piece of equipment that does its job and does it well. Capable of rappelling and be..
To reach those obscure peaks, the distant couloirs, and the reverently spoken-of far away glaciers, you'll need some rad gear. The folks down at Petzl have been churning out high-quality gear since before any of us here at Skimo Co snapped into our first ..
As a general rule, outdoorsy folks love themselves some good accessory cord. It doesn't even matter if they don't have anything they need to tie together-- the mere thought of a nice coil of new cord will entice even the most ascetic. Petzl has been the p..
Petzl saw all the kids (and woke old folks) walking around with their reusable shopping bags, straws, and coffee cups, and they decided to join the party. With the Petzl CORE headlamp battery, simply plug your batteries into a charger the night before a b..
The Petzl Swift RL headlamp is for folks who prefer the swift methods of mountain travel and who need a light and ultra-bright lamp that stays lit for hours. Beaming out a cool 900 lumens, the Swift is bright enough to function as a spare headlight for yo..
When you need a little more "oomph" in the steeps, add some mass to your axe! Specially designed to fit the Sum'Tec, Gully, and most other Petzl ice axes, these pick weights are low profile and have a secure connection. The tapered shape lends itself to s..
Mountaineering as a sport has many "pokey" things that are required as a bring along. Petzl is keeping your other non-pokey things safe in your pack with this ultralight pouch. Weighing in at mere 52 grams and measuring 15"x13" (38x33cm) you can easily st..
We've come a long way since the days when ski mountaineers used hip belays to keep their partners safe on steep pitches and lashed crossed curtain rods to their backs to catch crevasse falls. Nowadays, purpose-built harnesses for steep skiing and glacier ..
Unlike Icarus, when it comes to mountaineering you can never fly too high, and one way to hit those heights in a minimalist fashion is with Petzl's Fly harness. By removing all metal parts and traditional buckles from this design, Petzl has created an inn..
If necessity is the mother of invention, then lightweight is the moniker of Skimo Co. If you find it necessary to lighten up your crampon setup then Petzl's Kit Cord-Tec will help you do just that. Turn your Petzl Irvis or Dart crampons into a hybrid setu..
Petzl's latest lighting creation strays away from conventional headlamp design in order to create an even more ergonomic and comfortable option. Be gone front-heavy, stretchy bands! The IKO headlamp increases air circulation during those uphill sprints an..
Dawn Patrol? Try Midnight Patrol. When the nights are long, and the approaches are even longer you may have loved your Petzl Swift RL to the end of its days. Or not! Instead of replacing your headlamp just swap out the battery with Petzl’s Accu Swift RL b..
Only Petzl could design an even slimmer, simpler yet truly well-crafted and elegant progress capture pulley in the wake of the famed Micro Traxion. Behold the Nano Traxion! This nifty piece of gear was seemingly created with weight-conscious ski mountaine..
No need to spell check, Petzl knows just what they are talking about with the Pur Line. At a scant 20g per meter, this technical piece of equipment is feature-filled and ready to support your next epic day in the mountains. The 100% HMPE (high-modulus pol..
Like anything made by Petzl’s master craftspeople, the Trigrest weds functionality with simplicity. Compatible with Petzl Ice Axes such as the Ride, Gully and Sum’tec, the Trigrest is a pommel intended to enhance swing grip, preventing whoopsy-daisies tha..
Some advantages of protecting the pointy ends of your ice axe include: 1) Preventing damage to your snow tools, 2) Preventing damage to all other gear within close proximity of your snow tools, and 3) Preventing damage to your body. These thermoplastic do..
Per ancient Near Eastern texts, Eve tempted Adam into eating from the tree of knowledge, inducing self-consciousness. This Original Sin is perhaps best symbolized in the clothes that the duo put on soon afterward, leading to their expulsion from the Garde..
Petzl's Nao RL is here to make your ambitions a reality if your childhood dream was to staff a lighthouse, direct a spotlight, or otherwise command ultra-powerful photon beams. Wielding an absurd 1500 lumen rating, this headlamp melds an ergonomic strap d..
Light, versatile, and protective. These are but three adjectives among many that can be used to describe the Petzl Meteora Helmet. With an In-Mold construction and women-specific cutout on the adjustment band to sit over a ponytail, the Meteora is designe..
Running out of light in the mountains can be scary. The R1 battery from Petzl can give you some reassurance that your awesome Nao RL headlamp will always have the power it needs to keep you moving up and downhill safely. This backup battery has all sorts ..
A nice feature of Petzl Crampons is the ability to mix and match toe and heel pieces. Steel for the front when ice is involved, but switch to aluminum when hitting a simple snow couloir. It's also nice to be able to order a spare toe for a trip or replace..