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Petzl Climbing Gear

PETZL's passion is the exploration of the natural world in one of its most radical dimensions: vertically. It all started in the 1930’s when Fernand Petzl, a metal worker and pioneer of cave exploration, discovered his vocation as an inventor. He put his years of experience and his vision of pushing the limits of human capabilities to good use and developed some of the top climbing gear available today.

Since the company’s inception, imagination and experience have never ceased to take part in Petzl’s designs, and have come together in an incredible series of technical firsts. Petzl manufactured the first device for protecting rappel descents, the first climbing harnesses, and the first headlamps with the battery case carried on the head.

In today’s field of vertical exploration, PETZL's innovations accompany the most extreme achievements underground, above ground, on water, on rock, and on ice. PETZL stimulates its imagination to create products guided by the quest for safety, for functionality, and for a balance between lightweight design and comfort – but also for simplicity in use.

PETZL Products and Supplies



At Rock Creek, we carry one of the largest selections of PETZL climbing gear and accessories. Technical gear like our PETZL harnesses and PETZL ascedenders are used by those who enjoy everything from sport climbing and ice climbing to canyoneering. Additional equipment like our PETZL headlamps go beyond climbing to cover trail running, sailing, fishing, or any kind of extreme sport that requires you to have your hands free while you work.

We also offer a large selection of gear designed for men, women, and even young climbers. By instilling a respect for safe climbing and high-quality equipment right from the start, you and your entire family can enjoy a lifetime of adventure together – and that’s the most important thing.

Be active, make the most out of life, and climb higher. Rock Creek and PETZL will help make it happen.

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