The new Petzl GRIGRI is
20% lighter & 25% more compact than
it's predecessor and now compatible with
single ropes from 8.9-11mm (best performance
is had with 9.4 - 10.3mm). This necessary
device helps you belay the leader or second
with a mechanical assist and more confidence
as well as rappel smoothly*. Operation is
simple: open like a pulley, insert the rope
then shut and and attach to your harness
belay loop with a locking carabiner.
Use both hands to pay out / take in rope
- which feeds smoothly. You can even pull
out rope for an advancing leader while maintaining
grip on the Grigri and the "braking
side" of the rope. Should the climber
fall, rope tension will rotate the internal
cam and apply the necessary friction for
a quick stop - a great assist to belayer.
To "lower" a climber or rappel
- grip the free end of rope (as you would
with any device), then slowly pull back
the release handle to initiate the descent.
Climb with new friends at the gym, family
or partners of any ability or size and know
that the Grigri 2 will help you give...
and get ... a better belay. Instructions
wt: 6.5oz/185g. Made in
France, delivered anywhere in the US.