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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It seems you did not read or understood the end. We preferred the wide manua and smoothness of the GriGri 2’s lowering action compared to the other assisted locking models.

Topic: Do you spot the belay mistake in the Grigri instruction video? – Forums

On a long multi-pitch route this difference could save you tons of energy and reduce the chance of overuse injuries to your elbows or shoulders. Will your hand be pulled into the device? I love how you bombastically conclude that “the Matik is better than the Grigri” in the heading, and then, in the bottom of the text, you end up saying that more testing is necessary to be sure.

Manuxl traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to learn about the new device and put it through the wringer.

So your conclusion is that if enough people do it wrong, it’s ok? Good catch at 3. Steve’s grip does two things wrong.

If a belayer pulls back too hard on the lowering handle releasethe descent stops. Very few climbers use the Petzl recommendation method to give rope. I guess you are talking about a GriGri incident and if so please edit your grrigri so it is not misunderstood for the Matik where I do nlt think that thing could happen. If you’ve always driven a car with manual gearbox, then you should not break with your left foot.

Pdf Download | Petzl GRIGRI 2 User Manual (23 pages)

In our experience, the best size is towards the lower end of this, about 9. November 19, Watch: If yes, please enlighten us, cause I could absolutely not spot any critical mistakes There is no doubt that Matik is better than the Grigri up to 9. Login in to contribute. And yes, Petzl-sponsored athlete and climbing legend Chris Sharma was there to climb and chat with us. If you belay with a “8” you do not burn your hand as you stop the rope with your hand.


Login in to contribute. I will pay attention to this detail the next time Mega Jul, i feel super save with this one! User Id or Email: Let the bodies it the floor! Moreover, you are supposed to adjust the lowering speed with the grip on the breaking side of the rope as well anyways. Climbing Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off grigfi ground.

Petzl also engraved diagrams for rope installation on the interior and exterior of the device. Because the matik allows for 10cm of rope to pass through the belay device before catching, isn’t that 10cm of rope running through your closed belay hand? His thumb is on top of the GriGri, but manial other fingers are on the side of device, which is basically the “Gaswerk method”, which is THE way to use the GriGri, because tubing only works fine with thinner ropes above 9,5 it gets complicated in my experience, above 10mm basically impossible.

I have manul that you shouldnt grab the trigger for lowering with your whole hand to avoid to lower the climber too fast.

Login in to contribute Do you spot the belay mistake in the Grigri instruction video? When you need to feed slack quickly you can depress the cam with your brake thumb and pull out slack with your guide hand, all manal maintaining control of the rope with your brake hand.

It was smaller, lighter, and had a progressive descent control that allowed for a smoother lower than the original. This device seems to have solved some of the weak points of the Grigri and, all in all, 8a thinks the Matik is better than the Grigri with ropes up to 9. Some year ago, we made Petzl video that had been showed times, delete it as it did show wrong technique.


The hand motions of a classic belay system remain the same: The way Steve does it is not “great”. Here is more info and here an instructive video.

But Jens, frigri is a question about dexterity, right? It is just one big hole for the screw carabiner, meaning fewer safety issues compared to the Grigri. The ubiquitousness of GriGris also makes it more likely your partner will know how to use yours when they forget or misplace their own device.

You mean the part when McClure explained how he uses the GriGri? Of course you should never let go if the braking hand. What if your brake hand is less than 10cm from the device? There are no “auto breaking device” – only semi!

Petzl Grigri 2

This feature is the primary reason to get one of these devices and will save you a lot of hand strength when belaying a hang-dogging partner. The single-strand devices don’t have any moving parts and offer almost but not quite the same catch and lock-off power at a fraction of the cost.

Last-Minute Gear From Amazon. And lastly people holding the grigri in a strong grip that keeps the grigri in open position. As I have said, the way Steve is doing it is great even if he does not follow the manual. The belay mistake in the latest video is not so big but anyhow strange that the it did pass through.