Petzl is one of the most dominant names in climbing and mountaineering today. After starting with caving, a history of continual innovation and refinement has brought Petzl to the forefront of many technical sports. The French company now even offers unique products for ski mountaineering. These specialty items along with more well-known tools will help get you safely up and down the mountains.
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 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-..
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..
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..
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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..
Sometimes you just need a way of avoiding viewing things above you. This is especially true after spending countless hours craning your neck while belaying, searching for holds, or shot-gunning liquid carbohydrates. Accomplish this avoidance in style whil..
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 100% cotton to keep you comfy all th..
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..
The Petzl Swift RL headlamp is for folks who prefer the swift methods of mountain travel and who need an ulra-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 ..
The new Petzl Bindi puts the power of 200 lumens in the palm of your hands. 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 ou..
The original Tikka from Petzl is back. Just as small and light as before but now with more lighting power. In an 88 gram 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!)...
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..
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..
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..
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.
LeverLock Back Levers - Rear throws that will fit Leopard and Irvis Hybrid cr..
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, Irvis, and Sarken. The plates snap onto the crampons and secure with screws. Anti-bott plates..
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..
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..