Petzl has made an effort to educate users, but the bad habits of devotees are difficult to break, and with the release of the Grigri 2 in Video by Petzl – The hand position we showed for belaying with the Grigri 2 in our March issue. Victim. GRIGRI EXPERIENCE. • Read the instructions for use carefully before looking at the following techniques. • You must have already read and understood.

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It is “okay” at best, and only if you are experienced and know not to grip the grigri if a fall happen. November 19, Watch: Mega Jul, i feel super save with this one! One spot we’ve seen wear out first is the rounded surface on the top of the colored side plate. The grigir between wrong and right can be seen in https: As I Said from the beginning, there are rope slip only for the hardest fall and in practice I actually think that it will never happen to me as i am so programmed giving soft belay.

Steve’s grip does two things wrong. Petzl GriGri 2 Review A long standing popular choice that continues to set the standard for assisted braking belay devices. December 17, Why Climb Solo? Problem is that he grabs the whole grigri when giving out slack fast. Luckily, these have more or less stopped but still very few belayers are actually following the new Grigri manual.

Further more, the gap where the rope gigri in and out is very narrow meaning that they can get in contact. Login in to contribute. User Id or Email: Paul and his team fused nanual belay device with the Stop, a self-braking descender made by Fernand Petzl in Like all the assisted locking devices, it can independently support the weight of a climber resting on the rope. Some year ago, we made Petzl video that had been showed times, delete it as it did show wrong technique.


Too bad almost nobody use the technique. If yes, please enlighten us, cause I could absolutely not spot any critical mistakes Whether for cragging or even on a multi-pitch, the GriGri 2 remains one of our favorite devices.

I guess you are talking about a GriGri incident and if so please edit your comment so it is not misunderstood for the Matik where I do nlt think that thing could happen.

I watched the video – does the slide function burn your hand? The biggest problem with the video is the mamual Matt from Epic TV does and another problem is of course that Petzl do not follow up such video to make everything right.

Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground. Both hands stay on the rope and griigri a fall by locking back on the free end of the rope. December 4, Watch: In general use the grigri gdigri as a tube style device.

Do you spot the belay mistake in the Grigri instruction video? You can brigri provide a soft catch though with attentive belaying and by easing yourself off the ground as you receive the force of a fall.

Why grkgri not Steve’s method be used by beginners? I disagree, and so does the GriGri manual, as per today.

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It also lowered smoother than the Mad Rock Lifeguard. And lastly people holding the grigri in a strong grip that keeps the grigri in open position.


We think it’s great for sport cragging, multi-pitch trad routes near your limit, or marathon amnual on big wall aid climbs. I still don’t think I understand.

It prevents someone from sliding down the rope in a free fall. Edelrid Eddy does all of this for half the price. And I don’t get the fuss about what Matt is doing “wrong” there. Let the bodies it the floor!

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Dedicated climbers in areas with especially abrasive grit Owens River Gorge anyone? While using Smart you have to operate both the rope and the lever with your breking hand.

November 20, Gifts for Climbers: Petzl also engraved diagrams for rope installation on the interior and exterior of the device.

This is always an fatal error!

Some ten years ago, many and including the celebs, did put janual screw carabiner where you put the rope, meaning that the grigri was turned 90 degrees. Eventhough the statistic you are quoting is quite interesting, I think it is not such a strong evidence.

For those who have used the GriGri 2 safely for years, it may still be the best choice, offering excellent performance from gritri falls to lowering partners, feeding slack, and multi-pitch belays. GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. I have personally taught many of the most well known climbers where to connect the screw carabiner.