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Petzl Grigri 2 Belay Device

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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

    (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

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    Excellent device

      Like everyone else has already said, this grigri is awesome. it's light and does a great job of gripping the rope and ensuring a smooth decent. Very trustworthy company, and the device gives great peace of mind. Highly recommend.

      Grigri 2 belay device

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      For single rope climbs, you can't get much better than the grigri! I have a 9.5mm rope and it grips it very well! User-friendly, can teach someone to use it in a few minutes. Great color options, weight is minimal, and just a great addition to your climbing gear!

      awesome piece of gear.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      By far the easiest belay device to use. Lowering is a breeze. The assisted braking feature adds safety and the ability keep a climber hanging without pulling on the braking end of the rope. Keep in mind, this is ASSISTED braking, not AUTO braking; you need to keep a hand on the brake side of the rope to initiate the cam in the grigri. Could it stop a fall on its own? Probably. But you should still be safe about using the device.

      Great Belay Device

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      While the Grigri shouldn't be the only belay device on your harness, it sure is great. Compared to other auto-camming devices, such as the Mega-Jul (which is also great for other reasons), the Grigri lowers very smoothly on a variety of ropes, even burly bunched up gym ropes. The main reason I added it to my rack was to belay a few partners who are about 30 lbs heavier than me. It catches reliably, lowers very smoothly (did I say that already?), and is pretty intuitive to use. I also use it in a yo-yo setup to ascend ropes for a very efficient, minimal gear, single-rope rig. The bad- The weight and noise it makes on my harness make me not want to wear it around. I like to take it off to climb, but don't want to lose it at the gym. It is a belay device, not a rappel device, so no complaints on it not being an ATC. Wait until it is on sale and pick one up!

      So good I got 2

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Excellent quality and very easy to use. I like to use it when I climb with someone not very experienced in belaying because of its (mostly) auto-locking feature. Of course, that doesnt mean you should rely on that 100% and forego proper belaying and lowering techniques. I have a 9.8mm rope and it feeds through nicely

      Reliable & Safe

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I think it has been said enough but this is one of the safest and most reliable pieces of climbing equipment. Good for using with beginner or advanced belayers.

      Why use anything else?

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Let's be honest, the majority of climbing taking place these days consists of single outdoor pitches and gym climbing. Yes, multi pitch, alpine climbing and plain old adventure climbing is going strong, but if you look at the growth of the climbing industry, gyms are booming.
      Enter the grigri2. It is important to remember that this is an assisted braking device and proper care needs to be taken to use it correctly. Watch the video on the Petzl website!
      With all the particulars aside, the grigri2 is exceptionally easy to use, holds falls like a dream, and the ability to pay out rope to my leader is fast and simple. The auto locking feature provides me peace of mind when I'm high up on a route pulling a hard move, or out of sight of my belayer. Minimizing human error is something Petzl has done very well with the grigri2. Also the longevity of the materials and construction should ease the initial sticker shock--you're paying for something that will last years (decades?) and thousands of pitches. To me, the grigri2 is a no brainer!

      Extra Safe lead climbing

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have been lead belaying with my ATC and had no complaints. But when I made the switch to my grigri I realized how much more room for error I had while belaying with my ATC. Keep in mind the grigri it NOT an auto locking system so you NEED to keep a hand on the break at ALL TIMES. But When my partner takes a big fall I have the piece of mind the my hand will not be pinched in the belay device. Lowering in a breeze too. LOVE THIS

      awesome brake for your slackline system

        While I primarily use my grigri for climbing, I have also use a spare grigri exclusively and extensively as a brake at the end of my 5:1 pulley system for slacklines (up to 300 feet). The handle of the GriGri 2 has been known to break when releasing tension on an overly loaded slackline, so be careful if that is your intended use! I have never had a problem, but I also keep it more slack than others.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Gri Gri's are awesome when you know how to use them. I've seen non-attentive belayers catch some big falls, and I've seen really attentive belayers drop climbers. I would learn on a ATC before getting a gri gri so you understand the basics of how breaking works.
        That being said I love my GRIGRI. I've had mine for about 6 years and taken it on a lot of climbing adventures and it still works perfect.

        Made the splurge

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I finally decided it was time to add the GriGri to my belay device collection. It is particularly awesome for gym climbing but works great for single pitch sport climbing outside as well. It definitely takes a learning curve using this, so I'd recommend using it with someone who is very familiar with it before you go off on your own.

        I feel much more confident belaying dudes who have 30 pounds on me and don't worry about decking out. I'd definitely recommend buying a GriGri once you have a good amount of belaying experience under your belt.

        Safe and Easy to use

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I feel it is important to have used simple, cheaper methods of belay devices such as the ATC to learn the basics of rope handling. However, after having an accident occur with my life in the hands of others, I'm glad my belay had this Grigri. He was able to pull rope and make my fall less than what it should have been. I personally recommend this belay device to everyone due to its simple design and capability. I since then have gotten my own and gifted this to my family and friends who climb.

        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?

        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: 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...

        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.