edition 2018

Petzl RopeTrip®

Duisburg, Germany

The 2018 edition will take place June 7 to 9, 2018, in Duisburg (25 km north of Düsseldorf), on a one-of-a-kind site that blends its nature and industrial heritage: the Landschaftspark  Duisburg-Nord.. 

The qualifying rounds of the competition consist of individual challenges and one team challenge. New this year: all members of each team will participate in all the individual challenges. After this phase, the team semi-finals and finals will take place.

The site

Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord

The Duisburg Nord park covers approximately 180 hectares. It combines natural areas and old industrial facilities full of rehabilitated steelworks. It has been designed for use as a public space for cultural and sporting activity.

The original buildings and installations have been converted for shows and events, as well as for restaurants, sports, business meetings...
Some of the creations are remarkable, and honor the vertical world in all its forms. The biggest diving center in Europe was created in an old gasometer; ore storage warehouses were equipped as climbing walls; rope circuits were installed, and a tall defunct blast furnace was transformed into an observation tower. The park also features unique lighting and a light show that begins at nightfall. Without a doubt, Petzl RopeTrip® 2018 has found the perfect setting!


For more info

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  • Landschaftspark 2
  • Landschaftspark 3
  • Landschaftspark 4

Petzl RopeTrip® schedule

Thursday, June 7, 2018


  • 9:00 AM: Introduction / Assessment of qualifications and verification of competitors’ PPE


  • Challenge competition: qualifying events
  • Climb-Up Race

Late afternoon

  • Symposium


Saturday, June 9, 2018

All day

  • Challenge competition: qualifying events


  • Symposium (practical workshops)

Late afternoon

  • Challenge competition: semi-finals and finals
  • Petzl evening party
Friday, June 8, 2018

All day

  • Challenge competition: qualifying events
  • Climb-Up race


  • Symposium (practical workshops)


  • Climb-Up Race Finals



About the symposium

The 2018 Petzl RopeTrip® symposium will focus on risk prevention and on protecting technicians. It will include several conferences, practical workshops, as well as an open question session during which everyone will be able to ask Petzl questions, and during which, conversely, Petzl will be able to ask the audience questions!