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

It seems the Anti-Panic system releases quite easily with thicker ropes and lighter climbers. What if your brake hand is less than 10cm from the device? There is no doubt that Matik is better than the Grigri up to 9. The GriGri 2 is a top-notch belay device for a multitude of uses. If yes, please enlighten us, cause I could absolutely not spot any critical mistakes November 20, Gifts for Climbers: Some ten years ago, at the time when we saw several GriGri accidents, 8a suggested a new method which later Petzl adopted.

Feeding slack to a leader is smoother and easier with manuzl GriGri 2 than with the most of the other assisted braking options. In our experience, the best size is towards the lower end of this, about 9.

Anyhow, when it comes to manial safety I would say that Matik is safer compared to the Smart but The Matik is almost three times as expensive. I disagree, and so does the GriGri manual, as per today. I think Steve’s method is OK. Search – Tick List.


And I don’t get the fuss about what Matt is doing “wrong” there. There are no “auto breaking device” – only semi!

My partner had a problem with a clip. But Jens, that is a question about dexterity, right? Problem is that he grabs the whole grigri when giving out slack fast. Would the cam slip in those cases?

View More Gift Guides. The Smart is basically a tuber, so I guess using a Reverso doesn’t make much difference concerning the handling. December 4, Watch: 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.

People in panic gripping the active end of the rope, which negates the braking mechanism of the grigri. What if you want to keep someone from hitting a ledge?

Last-Minute Gear From Amazon. The way Steve does should not grivri recommended for beginners And if you need to give a lot slack in a short amount of time, then the method shown in Philippe Vaucher linked video will be the correct way. It is just one big hole for the screw carabiner, meaning fewer safety issues compared to the Grigri. 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.

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Adam Ondra Onsights 5. Will your hand be pulled into the device? 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.

GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. If you belay with a “8” you do not burn your hand as you stop the rope with your hand. I’ve experienced the rope running through the grigri both as a belayer and a climber. Yes, at around 8 minutes, Matt reversed his hand manuual he lowered the dummie down.


Nope, pretty sure he is not doing anything wrong there. The matik is an auto braking device that can make the Rope slip like 10 cm if you let go with the hand. It does not get nearly as hot as the Grigri 2 once you climb many routes in a row in a gym, which actually can leave marks on the rope.

It has a smooth assisted locking mechanism and is universally recognizable. Most of the time you can pay out slack the same way you do manuall a tube style device. Edelrid Eddy does all of this for half the price. On the other hand, if safety is 1 priority, Matik you should try it out.

Petzl GRIGRI 2 User Manual | 23 pages

The general problem is that Petzl do not follow up belay mistakes. 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?

Someone once told me that the safest belaying device is the one you are most familiar with. I have never Said that but it us a fact that many do it which is not good.

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