New Product: Petzl GriGri 2 Belay Device
Posted by Neil | March 11, 2011
GriGri 2 Assisted Braking Belay Device
The award-winning Petzl GriGri has been updated this year, in a smaller, lighter-weight version that now works on ropes of less than 10mm in diameter.
The new GriGri 2 also features a progressive descent control system to allow for more control when lowering a climber or rappelling.
Weighing in at 185 grams, the GriGri 2 is a noticeable 20% lighter than the original, and takes skinnier ropes from 8.9mm to 11mm. It is also 25% smaller than its predecessor. Ergonomic design ensures smooth, controllable lowering, and the GriGri’s renowned self-braking system helps the belayer catch and hold a climber, making it perfect for working routes.
This new version of a Petzl classic is also ideal for rappelling on single ropes, making it the ideal choice when setting and cleaning routes.
The auto-locking system works if the rope suddenly becomes taut under tension in a fall, when the cam pivots to pinch the rope - helping the belayer to stop any rapid descent. Usage is similar to that of a conventional belay device, where giving and taking slack is achieved by using both hands to slide the rope through the device, and falls are held by holding the free end of the rope.
For lowering and rappelling, the rate of descent is controlled by the hand holding the free end of the rope, when the rope is released with the handle.
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