Grigri 2

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Grigri 2

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The Petzl GRIGRI 2 belay device with assisted braking is a classic sport climbers tool. The GRIGRI 2 works equally well for lead climbing and top roping. It may be used on all 8.9 to 11 mm dynamic single ropes (optimized for 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm ropes). Compact and lightweight, the GRIGRI 2 will accompany you for many years, on climbs all over the world. The GRIGRI 2's design allows for excellent descent control.

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Sep 3rd 2015
Hi Rob, There are now several devices similar to the Petzl Grigri. One device I have seen used in several slackline rigs is the Edelrid Eddy which for one reason or another, just feels a little bit more sturdy in this situation. If you are planning on rigging very long lines then you might consider getting something even bigger such as the Petzl ID. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 25th 2015
Hi Alistair, There are a few techniques you can use to do this but you will only be able to descend half the length of your rope. The easiest method is to feed one end of your rope through the anchor and tie into it. then attach the Grigri to the rope on the other side of the anchor. Now you can weight the rope. When you pull the leaver on the Grigri the rope will feed through the anchor and you should descend.... (more)

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Steve Walton's picture
EpicTV Head of Technology & Digital Marketing
Aug 3rd 2015
I use a 10.3mm rope and it seems to work pretty well with that!

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Jul 27th 2015
Hi Shayne, Like all belay devices, the most important thing is to learn how to use the Grigri properly. The best way to do this is to ask someone with plenty of experience to show you. The auto-locking feature of the Grigri has obvious appeal for a beginner but it is no substitute for experience and good practice. We would recommend that beginners start with a very simple belay device such as the DMM bug where there is less to think about.... (more)

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Hand motions are the same as with classic belay systems: both hands on the rope. A fall is stopped by gripping the brake side of the rope with your hand. Assisted braking: during fall arrest, the belayer holds the brake side of the rope, the cam pivots and pinches the rope, increasing the braking action until the rope stops sliding The GRIGRI 2's design allows for excellent descent control. One hand holds the rope and the other uses the handle to unlock the cam. The patented handle design allows a very gradual release of the rope. Combined with the strong braking action of the cam, it gives a great feeling of security when lowering a partner or rappelling. The GRIGRI 2 is compact and very light at 170 g Built with a stainless steel friction plate and cam to ensure a long life for the product For 8.9 to 11 mm single ropes (optimized for 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm ropes) Diagrams for rope installation engraved on belay device (interior and exterior)
Weight: 170 g Rope compatibility: single ropes between 8.9 and 11 mm in diameter Material(s): aluminum side plates, stainless steel cam and friction plate, reinforced nylon handle Certification(s): CE EN 15151, UIAA
Weight:
170g
Material
Aluminum, stainless steel and nylon
Rope Diameter
8.9 - 11 mm
Recommended use
Belaying
Auto Lock
Yes

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