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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Deep grooves have formed after eight years of use.

Petzl also engraved diagrams for rope installation on the interior and exterior of the device. December 21, Watch: In this video it’s hard to see wether McClure really grabs the bottom of the grigri with his fingers, but I believe he does not.

And I don’t get the fuss about what Grgri is doing “wrong” there. However, you could block the fall, as with an “8” manually but what normally happends is that your hand goes a bit upwards.

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December 17, Why Climb Solo? But if you have always been driving an automated gearbox car, your left foot skills would be quite different We think it’s great for sport cragging, multi-pitch trad routes near your limit, or marathon belays on big wall aid climbs.

This is always an fatal error!

The Smart is basically a tuber, so I guess using a Reverso doesn’t make yrigri difference concerning the handling. And lastly people holding the grigri in a strong grip that keeps the grigri in open position. According to Petzl, you should not have the hand around the Grigri as Steve has.


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Even with an assisted belay device like the GRIGRI, both hands stay on the rope with slack carefully managed at all times. The matik is an auto braking device that can make the Rope slip like 10 cm if you let go with the hand.

The GriGri 2 provides the least resistance while belaying a follower directly off an anchor. I do not understand what you mean.

Even if I tried to get some slippage I could not make it happen with a 10 mm rope no matter how static I tried to belay. Here is more info and here an instructive video. I still don’t think I understand. It would be a broken fall but still a fall.

Login in to contribute Do you spot the belay mistake in the Grigri instruction video? Each exhibited the lowest friction for one of the two different ropes we tested 9. I don’t understand how it’s possible to unintentlionally let your climbingpartner fall while using a partly-automatic belay device that in function and design is a standard tuber, your belay device of choice?

The single-strand devices don’t have any moving parts grigrk offer almost grifri not quite the same catch and lock-off power at a fraction of the cost. Good catch at 3. It seems Petzl does not bother to much as they have not asked Epic TV to change the video. Grigrri Jens, that is a question about dexterity, right?

Further more, the gap where the rope gets in and out is very narrow meaning that they can get in contact. Without having statistics I would assume that the most accidents that happen with the grigri are when lowering and death gripping the lowering handle in open position. Last-Minute Gear From Amazon.

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Compared to the basic tube-style devices though, the GriGri 2 takes more skill and it’s good to first learn how to belay with one of those models. Some years ago, I forced Petzl to delete their own video with visits as it was dead wrong.


It also lowered smoother than the Mad Rock Lifeguard. It’s possible to belay a follower off your harness or off the anchor with the GriGri 2. If you keep your rope and device clean, it should last several years.

While using Smart you have to operate both the rope and grrigri lever with your breking hand.

One spot we’ve seen wear out first is the rounded surface on the top of the colored side plate. Eventhough the statistic you are quoting is quite interesting, I think it is not such a strong evidence.

Very few climbers use the Petzl recommendation method to give rope. Login in to contribute. Or what if you need to jug up to help your climber get back to the last bolt she clipped after a fall? I watched the video – does the slide function burn your hand?

If you’ve always driven a car with manual gearbox, then you should not break with your left foot. Once your partner stands on the ground it takes some time until you learn how to easily feed out that extra slack. This is a a strong grip that can be maintained in a falling scenario as the reflex would be to grip, and this grip is strong enough to hold the grigri open.