The building itself is a thing that the dreams of any type of climber, sport or industrial, might be made of. Picture this; a state of the art training room designed to have no right angles. Why? Because every point is designed to be a connection point to use while climbing of course. It’s the sort of place that makes you question why you shouldn’t totally tear down your current house and build a replica of this place. In the middle of the room is a giant climbing wall with the same enormous presence as a skyscraper. When you walk to the other side of climbing wall, you feast your eyes on the unfinished latticework used as the industrial training side. Your eyes begin to slowly move up the wall, taking it all in, until they reach the cat walks that line the space above. These catwalks are used to rappel off of and have some windows to practice fire rescue techniques. The rest of the warehouse is a mecca of offices and production space. The whole building is so detail oriented; they say it will last them through 10 years of growth. That is a pretty bold statement and we like that Petzl has made it. We’d expect nothing less.
They showed us some of the awesome new innovative Petzl gear that is coming out this year. Now if you follow the blog, you already know we got the VIP treatment and learned all about this equipment when our Petzl reps came for a visit. Check out the blog we created about it. Regardless, Petzl has stepped up their game this year and is coming out with new gear that only Petzl could’ve managed to make happen.