Petzl's Grigri Belay Device can improve safety in climbing the way a seat-belt does in a car because it jams when tension comes on the rope.
Petzl's Grigri Belay Device can improve safety in climbing the way a seat-belt does in a car because it jams when tension comes on the rope. Perfect for new belayers the Grigri is a belaying device for the leader or second on ropes 10 to 11 mm in diameter. This popular belay device is perfect for top-roping, gym-climbing and sport-climbing. As a climber moves upward the slow rope movement runs freely but when a fall occurs the shock load initiates the braking cam and stops the fall. For lowering a climber you operate the handle so as to unjam the rope and control the climbers descent with your free hand. We know of at least one incident at local crags where the Grigri prevented an accident because of it's autolock feature. We won't go sport climbing without one. It might be a little expensive compared to an ATC, but the security it gives is worth every penny.
- Auto Locking
- Strength: 22kN
- Recommended use: Belay situations, vertical sports
- Weight: 225g
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