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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I have personally taught many of the most well known climbers where to connect the screw carabiner.

It would be a broken fall but still a fall. It seems you did not read or understood the end. Edelrid Eddy does all of this for half the price. The GriGri 2 is a top-notch belay device for a multitude of uses.

However, you could block the fall, as with an “8” manually but what normally happends is that your hand goes a bit upwards. Login in to contribute Do you spot the belay mistake manuao the Grigri instruction video? There’s less resistance through the device than with the Camp Matik and a low chance of a short roping tug of war.

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The single-strand devices don’t have any moving parts and offer almost but not quite the same catch and lock-off power at a fraction of the cost. I disagree, and so does the GriGri manual, as per today.

The Smart is basically a tuber, so I guess using a Reverso doesn’t make much difference concerning the handling. 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.


Using 10 mm gym ropes, it did not work as good as using thinner ropes outside. Some ten years ago, many and including the celebs, did put the screw carabiner where you put the rope, meaning that the grigri was turned 90 degrees. Edelrid Pro Dry 7. 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.

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While using Smart you have to operate both the rope and the lever with your breking hand. And yes, Petzl-sponsored athlete and climbing legend Chris Sharma griigri there to climb and chat with us.

Some years ago, I forced Petzl to delete their own video with visits as it was dead wrong. Graham takes the relay from Natalija Gros Who to believe It should be underlined that some of the problems with the Grigri took several years to be found and there might be some safety issues also with the Matik.

The way Steve does should not be recommended for beginners We will continue our testing and come back with a more detailed report.

Let the bodies it the floor!

The biggest problem with the video is the mistake Matt from Epic TV does and another problem is of course that Petzl do not follow up such video to make everything right.

Anyhow, when it comes to maximal safety I would say that Matik is safer compared to the Smart but The Matik is almost three times as expensive. Luckily, these have more or less stopped but still very few belayers are actually following the new Grigri manual.

Grgri was pulling the rope, then letting it go, then again pulling it and so on. Nope, pretty sure he is not doing anything wrong there. Feeding slack to a leader is smoother and easier with the GriGri 2 than with the most of the other assisted braking options. The belay mistake in the latest video is not so big but anyhow strange that the it did pass through.


Petzl GRIGRI 2 User Manual | 23 pages

The Best Climbing Belay Device. This feature is the primary reason to get one of these devices and will save you a lot of hand strength when belaying a hang-dogging partner. Manal the case of a fall with Steve’s method you first have to let go of the grigri, and grip the rope.

After that experience I switched back to Reverso. Each exhibited the lowest friction for one of the two different ropes we tested 9.

And does it slip under other conditions or just under heavy falls? Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground. Petzl also engraved diagrams for rope installation on the interior and exterior of the device.

Drawings, 9a. 9b – Petzl GRIGRI 2 User Manual

I do not understand what you mean. Grigir if you have always been driving an automated gearbox car, your left foot skills would be quite different The GriGri 2 provides the least resistance while belaying a follower directly off an anchor. I watched the video – does the slide function burn your hand? Paul and his team fused a belay device with the Stop, a self-braking descender made by Fernand Petzl in