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    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

    Material
    (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
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Peace of Mind

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This thing gives me the piece of mind I need to comfortably lead routes, even with relatively inexperienced belayers. No, technically it does not auto lock when you fall, but in practice it almost always does. When you weigh 200lbs and you trust your life to your belayer (who is inevitably going flying through the air) you want to give them every advantage possible.

    Climbing essential

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bring my grigri with me anytime I climb. Its come in handy on more then one occasion, and I really prefer when my belay partner uses my grigri rather then their ATC. I have nothing against an ATC, I used on forever, but the break assistance adds safety when your expecting unannounced falls or if your climbing on loose, chaucy rock.

    Got Me Up the Grand Teton

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This thing works like a charm. Ideal for any type of climbing whether your a gym rat or summiting mountains, it never lets you down. Grabs on to a variety of diameters of rope without slipping. High quality build and a great price for such a useful tool. Would highly recommend to any climber.

    Doesn't Get Better

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Ropes in Petzl's described "sweet spot" (9.8-10.2) all feed well. Smaller than the grigri 1, which is nice in terms of taking up room. Light weight, durable, easy to use and way safer than a regular ATC when used properly. Really worth investing in.

    What can be said?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Everything that can be said I think has been said. I think it's a pretty important piece of gear, especially when out teaching new climbers! It does wonders for your peace of mind. Word to the wise though: be careful you know how to use it and you train your belayer well (make anyone who claims they know how to use it show you), especially if you're lead climbing. I think it's easier for your belayer to pull you off the wall while leading that with an ATC or other non-locking belay devices.

    Industry Standard

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Petzl set the standard for an assisted-braking belay device with the Grigri and refined that concept with the Grigri 2. With tons of material removed to make the device lighter and more compact, the Grigri 2 is more capable with small diameter ropes and feels like less of a brick on your gear loop.

    This device excels in those times your partner spends an hour working out the crux moves of their proj just as much as it does on pitch 14 of your grade IV sufferfest. I find the assisted-braking feature to add a nice margin of safety when I know I'm going to be making those long, all-day pushes where the nerves get frazzled and the focus can start wandering.

    Perhaps the single biggest drawback of the device is not being able to handle two ropes for belaying with twin/halfs or doing a double line rappel. That said, the Grigri performs admirably when you opt for the simul-rap.

    Overall, this is a MUST in every climber's arsenal and will definitely come in handy whether climbing in the gym or out at the local crag.

    Best invention there is.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This belay device is seriously the best invention ever! Lead climbers can feel safe and extra confident knowing that they will automatically be caught while their belay partner is using this. I rarely use my ATC now that I have a grigri. Worth every penny!

    Best climbing invention

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've belayed with a Grigri for well over 5 years, since I climbed with a girl who took multiple whippers in a row after clipping the first bolt. The webbing of my thumb would get sucked into the ATC and even though I never let go, it really hurt till she got back onto the rock. Using a grigri is easier to belay people who are projecting also, just keep hands on brake strand even when just hanging around. Lastly, I had a climbing partner who outweighed me by 90lbs and when he fell I got pulled to the first bolt, where the GriGri stopped his progression downwards (I slowed him down, but he still went down). With an ATC, the rope could have kept slipping, or I could have dropped it (although I would do everything I could not to). Unlike other light belayer/heavy climber teams, I insist my climber clips the first bolt and not skip it. That way I can get stopped by the 1st bolt by the gri... if I were pulled up to the 2nd, then the climber has to be much higher before he can fall without hitting the ground (even if it is a slowed groundfall).
    I still use an ATC for rappels, and for multipitch trad climbing when my partner and I can't hear each other (pulls up rope really fast to signal to me at belay). Only downsides of the Grigri is can't belay double ropes, and also the people who give it a bad rep by making it a no-hands device (but better than using the ATC as a no hands device), or pull on the climber side.
    Call it overkill, but I have purchased multiple backups of the grigri2 (at work, at home, in car, at friend's house) in case mine gets lost or stolen, I never want to be without one.

    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 👌🏽

      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.

      CAN A GRIGRI BE USED AS A TOP ROPE SELF...

      CAN A GRIGRI BE USED AS A TOP ROPE SELF BELAY?

      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.