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Petzl Grigri 2 Belay Device

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    182 Reviews


    Smaller + lighter + simpler = better.

    Petzl took the most-used assisted-braking belay device on the planet, made it 25% smaller and 20% lighter, gave it a wider functional range, and called it the Grigri 2. Unlike the previous model, the Grigri 2 works on ropes clear down to 8.9mm because, let's face it, we've all used the last model well outside its recommended specs. In addition, the new release system uses a graduated cam, which gives you better control while lowering your climber. Since Petzl knows that you'll be using this belay device for a decade or more, it made the cam out of burly stainless steel for a seriously long life.

    • Durable stainless steel cam and friction plates stand up to years of use
    • Easy-to-read diagrams on the aluminum side plates help you make sure you're set up correctly
    • Assisted braking system helps check your partner's fall when he skips one clip and botches the next
    • Brake handle gives you excellent control for lowering
    • Designed to accommodate rope diameters between 8.9 and 11 millimeters; ideal rope diameters are between 9.4 to 10.3 millimeters
    • Item #PTZ0302

    Tech Specs

    (side plates) aluminum, (cam and friction plate) stainless steel, (handle) reinforced nylon
    Auto Locking
    yes, assisted braking system
    Rope Diameter
    8.9 - 11 mm
    Claimed Weight
    170 g
    Recommended Use
    rock climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    Never Hate Your Friends Again

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I don't want to say I bought this simply because I got sick of belaying my friends on their hangdogging projects, but...

    It sure does make long, arduous belays a lot less long and arduous. And this is where the GriGri really shines.

    Personally, I prefer to use the GriGri outside over inside, here's why: the draws at the gym are closer together and your climber is moving quicker so the belayer is primarily in the quick-feed position (depressing the cam with their thumb). Whereas outside, you have typically less bolts/placements and your climber tends to move slower, allowing for the belayer to feed slack through the device instead of pulling it through quick-feed.

    If you are accustomed to primarily using an ATC like me, you might find yourself disliking the GriGri for short, excessively bolted climbs (unless you are comfortable with the quick-feed style of belaying).

    Overall, great device - invaluable for aid climbing and hanging out on fixed lines ... and above all, not hating your friends.

    Never Hate Your Friends Again

    Great Device!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've been using my friends Grigris for sport climbing for awhile now and finally purchased one of my own. The assisted braking system works great for catching falls, and could save the climbers life if something were to happen to the belayer. The brake lever also offers great control when lowering.

    Warning: these devices must be used correctly in order for the assisted breaking to catch. Be sure you know how to use it before going out and Never death grip the Grigri.

    Fantastic Belay Device

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Fantastic belay device. I've used multiple belay devices including several other assisted belay devices and this one is my favorite. Belaying is smooth, simple and easy with the Grigri. I also appreciate the extra piece of mind compared with other non-assisted belay devices.

    Great device

      Although I don't always use the grigri for belaying all the time, it's an amazing little gizmo I mostly use it to self belay up outdoor walls and in the gym I work at. Nifty device to hold up 100 pounds of weight while big wall climbing or to hold myself while I belay my follower up a trad route, worth every penny 👌🏽

      Belay's on!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I borrowed my friends gri gri for lead belaying one day and I had to have one for myself immediately. One of the very many reasons why I love this belay device is simply because of the fact that your lead climber is going to feel SO much more safe if they fall. As a lead belayer, it also gives you extra confidence in being able to catch your climber and not have them take huge whippers. Good device for everyone, and simple to use! GET THIS NOW!

      Stay alive with the gri gri 2

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Imagine you're climbing on loose rock. You reach your right hand up for what seems like a great hold. You grip. Your left leg loses contact, shifting your weight to the right. Next thing you know, you've pulled a grapefruit size rock off the wall and lost your hold. The rock falls out of your hand and lands square on you belayer's head. They're knocked out. If you're using a normal ATC, you're F*'d. With the gri gri 2, the body weight of your belayer mixed with the snag feature of the gri gri means you're just dangling there waiting for your buddy to wake up or for help to arrive. This is why I use the gri gri2.

      The best!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I am left handed and was determined to find an assisted braking device that could be used with my left hand as my brake hand. I tried the Edelrid Megajul and the Trango Cinch and in the end opted to purchase the Grigri 2 and learn to belay right handed. There is a reason this device is the go-to for so many climbers! It is so safe and it feeds very smoothly. I won't belay with anything else sport climbing outside anymore.


        The GriGri is my go-to belay device. Not only is it easy to use, I can belay with ease and comfort knowing the auto-block provides an added layer of safety. The diagrams make it simple to situate your rope and make it very hard to make mistakes. This is an awesome piece of equipment for beginners and experts alike!

        Lots of uses

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Most everyone now a days uses a Grigri and although I don't use a grigri all the time, I do find it particularly handy when belaying off an anchor on multi pitch routes, as guide mode with an ATC tends to be quite tiresome. The grigri is also very safe to use being it is easy to notice if loaded incorrectly and the diagrams on the side are very clear and don't seem to scratch off. I will say that its one major holdback is that you can't do a standard rappel, so you need to bring a normal belay on long routes if you plan on doing so, but that shouldn't matter if you are using this for single pitch sport or gym climbing. Over all, this is a great piece of gear to have given its many uses and safe design.

        Not For Lefties

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I purchased this item less than 3 months ago and heard amazing things about it. I had used them a lot at the gym and liked them but I am also new at lead belaying (leading in general) so I thought this would be the perfect start. Well, no, I'm left handed and have taken 4 outings with it and lead belaying left handed sucks a lot with this. I wanted to return it but 3 months was too long and now I'm stuck with a $100 device that would work perfectly for a right hander. I'll sell it pretty easily I'm sure but I was a bit disappointed that I had barely used this item and I couldn't return it. I'll probably go to REI in the future because then I'll at least get a year to see if I'll use something regularly.

        2nd Grigri

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I bought one for my mom after I purchased mine. She has used it several times and loves it. It is easy to thread with the diagrams, lowering is smooth and efficient with the handle, and she feels her climbing partner is much safer. The bright yellow color is her favorite. She highly recommends it.

        Best of the Best

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        No question that this is the most popular belay device in the industry, and that's for good reason -- it is near perfect! It'll last you for a very long time (I have friends that have been using the same Grigri for over 10 years), very durable, easy to lower, and great for different rope sizes. I have no gripes w/ the Grigri. I personally use the Cinch (I know, I know, why write a Grigri review if you use the Cinch?), but I've used it hundreds of times and my wife won't use anything else. I use the Cinch purely because it handles ropes better when lead belays, but definitely falls short to the Grigri for lowering. Overall, I'll always have a Grigri in the bag for my wife to use, and me when I use thin ropes or want an easy lower.

        Easy to use.

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I was really impressed using this for the first time. first, of all Threading the rope is really hard to mess up with the detailed notes with animations that you can see on the product picture above. the release when lowering the climber is a little tricky to control at first but once you get the hang of it, it gets pretty smooth. Auto-stopping system Makes this thing fool proof and great for beginners that might panic when a climber falls. It's good to know that you don't have to completely rely on the grip or responsiveness of your buddy. Here is a picture of us doing a little climbing near Draper Ut.

        Easy to use.

        Ease of Use

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        As a first time outdoor climber I was a little intimidated by the new gear I had to collect and learn how to use properly. Enter the Grigri 2. No hassles, easy for anyone to learn how to use, and most importantly it's safe.

        Purchased a bright color so I didn't run the risk of losing it in my gearbag or in the corner of a friends packed-to-the-brim vehicle.

        Awesome Belay Device / Slackline Break

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have an old Gri Gri 1 that I now use as a break for my longline pulley set up. I keep the Gri Gri 2 for climbing only, and it makes belaying very easy and secure. Petzl doesnt play around and this is yet another high quality piece of gear. There is a reason you see them at every gym / crag.

        I read this from petzls website "Concerns all GRIGRI 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B ) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136."

        Are the devices you're selling in that range or made after the recall?

        Hi Michael:

        Whenever there is a recall, we immediately pull all affected items and contact the manufacturer to make sure our customers aren't receiving unsafe gear. All the Grigris we have in stock are not a part of that recall.

        Is there a left-handed version?

        Does the turquoise grigri you guys offer look like the dark blue one in the "Petzl grigri 2 belay device" video? or is it really a light shade like the one in the picture?

        I want to buy one of these ASAP! how often do you get new shipments?

        I'd like to buy Blue Color or yellow. aren't there any other colors?

        when can i get them?

        and... till when do u offer the discount?

        When can we get more color? I want an orange one badly.

        Is this grigri2 free from recall??

        Heard there is a "lifespan" on this model...

        Heard there is a "lifespan" on this model and the original . Is it true and if so what is it?

        Best Answer

        I have never heard of a hard lifespan on these but I just retire them when it seems appropriate. Usually what happens is the rope lowering cuts a groove in the flange and it can eventually get a sharp edge on it which could damage your rope. I have never had an issue getting 5+ years out of GriGris with heavy use.

        Just bought the 8mm Mammut phoenix rope...

        Just bought the 8mm Mammut phoenix rope on SAC. Can I use the grigri2 with it?

        Best Answer

        It should also be added that the Mammut Phoenix is only rated for double or twin rope usage (check out an explanation here: http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/difference-between-double-and-twin-ropes). And to clarify, Petzl's GriGri acceptable usage range is 8.9 mm - 11 mm though it's optimized for usage with 9.4 mm - 10.3 mm ropes.

        The GriGri is not only designed to work with ropes of a larger diameter than the 8 mm Phoenix but also is only designed to be used with single ropes. So in addition to not using the GriGri with your Mammut Phoenix half/twin rope, the manufacturer also recommends NOT using only one of those ropes for vertical rock or ice climbing. Be safe, have fun!

        I'm sorry, I have to second what Micha and Wayne said: PLEASE don't climb on a double or twin rope as a single, you will hurt someone or get hurt yourself. To give you an idea though, the smallest rope I've used with this was a 9.2mm (designed to be used as a single) and though it worked well, it fed really fast when lowering with very little pressure on the handle.

        in response to Danny's post, a rope lowering fast is more a function of the weight of the climber than the diameter of the rope. yes, skinny diameters feed better when lead belaying and will lower faster, but a 200 pound person on a 10.1 will lower MUCH faster than a 140 pound person on a 9.2.

        Looking for a way to climb with my 12 year...

        Looking for a way to climb with my 12 year old belaying. I'm also (very very) new to climbing and don't trust myself yet. From what I'm reading, if she happens to drop the rope the same time that I fall, this device will stop the fall and she would have time to collect her wits before letting me down? Thanks!

        Yes, but nothing is fool proof. If you load the device incorrectly, it won't autolock. Be extremely thorough in familiarizing your daughter with the device, my buddy recently witnessed a guy take a 40' free fall because his girlfriend loaded it backwards.

        That said, this is an awesome device, but it takes a while to get used to, especially lowering people smoothly.

        "Personally" I wouldn't do it. GriGri's are made to be safer than ATC's in the sense that it would lock automatically. I worked at a rock climbing gym for 3 years and 9 out of 10 decks happened with people using this device. It's not because it's not safe, it's because people get a false sense of security and don't understand the basic climbing fundamentals - hold on. It says on the device "for expert use only", I know it's to cover their ass but in my humble opinion EVERY climber should learn on a basic ATC. If it's the only way you can do it make sure to just be safe, and anchor your son to something

        Something that I noticed when I was belaying is that when you're belaying somebody who weighs a fair amount heavier than you (say 50 or 60 pounds) that when the climber weights the rope or falls, you get lifted off of the ground about 2-3 inches, especially if you weigh less than one hundred pounds. I'm just pointing it out.

        Looking for a way to climb with my 12 year...

        Looking for a way to climb with my 12 year old belaying. I'm also (very very) new to climbing and don't trust myself yet. From what I'm reading, if she happens to drop the rope the same time that I fall, this device will stop the fall and she would have time to collect her wits before letting me down? Thanks!

        The Grigri will automatically stop the rope. But, you should also focus on safety with your daughter and impress upon her that she should never, EVER take her brake hand off of the rope. Go to a local gym and take a lesson indoors, where the consequences are a bit lower, before climbing on your own.



        I would say yes, but with some caveats... this device is not really meant to do this. Of course you can set up a top rope outside, and climb up a bit and pull the excess through. This works, and I have seen people do it before, but I personally wouldn't do it.

        Decent conversation on lead climbing self belay... http://www.mountainproject.com/v/big_wall_and_aid_climbing/selfbelay_lead_climbing/106270733

        What has petzl done to fix the issues that...

        What has petzl done to fix the issues that caused the recall of the grigri2 in the first place? Glad they are back in stock, and itching to pull the trigger but am hesitant to buy one due to the recall.