Is the Grip classed as a self locking belay device?

Is the Grip classed as a self locking belay device?

Rob Kerrie's picture
By Rob Kerrie | Jul 21st 2015 |
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Or does it just have much better caching abilities?

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Jul 28th 2015
Hi Rob, The grip isn't an auto-locking belay device but it does have assisted breaking, making it very easy to hold a fall or just a climber sitting on the rope. Hope that helps, Dave

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