Petzl RopeTrip 2016 Headed to USA

The third-edition of the Petzl RopeTrip will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 24, 2016) — In April 2016, rope access specialists will descend on the Petzl Technical Institute (PTI) in Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the third edition of the Petzl RopeTrip.

The April 1-4, 2016 event is a not-to-be missed international competition and symposium where rope access specialists from around the world vie against one another in a series of challenges. Three-person teams must showcase their skill, speed and respect for safety to secure a place on the podium.

“Petzl RopeTrip attracts the world’s most prominent rope access technicians, companies and organizations and provides them with unparalleled opportunities for knowledge sharing and global networking,” said Dave Hugar, North American marketing director for Petzl.

The final competition will take place on the iconic and ultra-modern Salt Lake City Public Library building in downtown Salt Lake City. The general public is invited to attend this free event on Sunday evening, April 3rd from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The PTI will host the 2016 Petzl RopeTrip’s first-ever symposium, two days of practical workshops and technical presentations. In 2014, Petzl opened the 15,000-square-foot technical training center at its North American headquarters to promote the proper application of technical skills. The facility features a 55-foot tall climbing wall with multi-pitch capability, more than 5,000 square feet of exposed structure climbing for tower rescue, and three classrooms capable of accommodating up to 200 people, among other features. For more information, please visit

Petzl RopeTrip 2016 Itinerary

Friday, April 1
Briefing, material inspection and technical verification at PTI
2016 SPRAT Annual Conference at SLC Marriott City Center Hotel

Saturday, April 2
First qualification round for the rope access challenge at PTI
Speed climbing challenge at PTI

Sunday, April 3
Second qualification round for the rope access challenge at PTI
Symposium: theoretical presentations and practical workshops at PTI
Semi-finals at the SLC Public Library (Open to public)
Finals at the SLC Public Library (Open to public)

Monday, April 4
Symposium: technical presentations and practical workshops 

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and alpinism. In the professional market, Petzl is a world leader in work at height, fire and rescue, and tactical equipment and techniques. A family-owned business, Petzl is committed not only to quality and innovation, but also to giving back to the communities that have made us so successful. For more information, visit

Christina Erb LoVullo 
Verde Brand Communications
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