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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The ubiquitousness of GriGris also makes it more likely your partner will know how to use yours when they forget or misplace their own device. In this video it’s hard to see wether McClure really grabs the bottom of the grigri with mnual fingers, but I believe he does not.

Most of the time you can pay out slack the same way you do with a tube style device.

I have personally taught many of the most well known climbers where to connect the screw carabiner. According to Petzl, you should use your fingers and not the thumb for adjusting the speed coming down. 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. However, the way Matt is doing might be copied by newcomers increasing the risk for an accident.

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In the case of a fall with Steve’s method you first have to let go of the grigri, and grip the rope. Neanderthal 9b by Jakob Schubert 1 Find the best winter climbing destinations 4 some problems using the website From a minimalistic point of view, it takes less effort to take in slack and to feed out rope, once doing it properly.

If a belayer pulls back too hard on the lowering handle releasethe descent stops. People in panic gripping the active end of the rope, which negates the braking mechanism of the grigri. It also lowered smoother than the Mad Rock Lifeguard.


Moreover, you are supposed to adjust the lowering speed with the grip on the breaking side of the rope as well anyways. I think Steve’s method is OK. I have learned that you shouldnt grab the trigger for manua, with your whole hand to avoid to lower the climber too fast.

Dedicated climbers in areas with especially abrasive grit Owens River Gorge anyone? Like all the assisted locking devices, it can independently support the weight of a climber gfigri on the rope.

I think it could possibly become “the new GriGri”, as, at least I think so, it will be a bit easier to handle for beginners in this belaying device category. The Petzl GriGri 2 has long been one of the most popular assisted braking devices on the market, and for good reason! Why should not Steve’s method be used by beginners? So now you just used a bad argument against me, that also applies to you.

You can still provide a soft catch though with attentive belaying and by easing yourself off the ground as you receive the force of a fall.

Luckily, these have more or less stopped but still very few belayers are actually following the new Grigri manual. Both hands stay on the rope and arrest a fall by locking back on the free end of the rope. My partner had a mmanual with a clip.

In the video they use the grigri2 plus with the anti panic feature so it doesnt matter beside of that many viewers are still belaying with older versions Good catch at 3.

As I Said from the beginning, there are rope slip only for the hardest fall grigti in practice I actually think that it will never happen to me as i am so programmed giving soft belay. Once you get used to it, you may refuse to be belayed with any other device! For those who have used the GriGri 2 safely for years, it may still be the best choice, offering excellent performance from catching falls to lowering partners, feeding slack, and multi-pitch belays.


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I will pay attention to this detail the next time To lower or rappel pull the lever on the left side of the device towards your body.

I’ve seen climbers almost deck due to grgri “strong” grip as the climber fall. After that experience I switched back to Reverso. There are no “auto breaking device” – only semi!

Within these diameters, the GriGri 2 still provides a strong, reliable catch but lowering and feeding slack is also easier. The point of these exercises was to demonstrate just how important it is to be on your game: The Matik is better than the Grigri up to 9.

This is always an fatal error! Nope, pretty sure he is not doing anything wrong there. Further more, the gap where the rope gets in and out is very narrow meaning that they can get in contact. But Jens, that is a question about dexterity, right?

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I watched the video – does the slide function burn your hand? The reason why we do not see so many GriGri accidents now is that the climbers put the screw carabiner in the manuzl loop.

An anti-panic system ggigri the rope if the cam is open too widely, meaning less incidents for beginners. Paul and his team fused a belay device with the Stop, a self-braking descender made by Fernand Petzl in Would the cam slip in those cases?

December 21, Watch: Each exhibited the lowest friction for one of the two different ropes we tested 9. Do you see what we mean?

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