new Petzl GRIGRI is 20% lighter & 25%
more compact than it's predecessor and now
compatible with single dynamic ropes from
8.5 -11mm (best performance is had with
9.4 - 10.3mm). GRIGRI 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
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 will help you give... and
get ... a better belay. Instructions included.
wt: 175g. Made in France,
delivered anywhere in the US.