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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

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

Responded on

Hey Natalie,

We'll be receiving a new shipment in the next 2 or 3 week. I'll do my best to let you know when they come in.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Ben
brabinowitz@backcountry.com
801-746-7564

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?

Responded on

Hey!

We'll be receiving a yellow, turquoise, and grey in the next 2 or 3 week. I'll do my best to let you know when they come in.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Ben
brabinowitz@backcountry.com
801-746-7564

5 5

Get what you pay for :)

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use the Gri gri for sport climbing and top roping when needed. I switch between the ATC and gri gri. Smooth action and with a rope 10.0 and under I find it to work more smoothly and allows less friction. I bought the teal color and it stands out which I like just in case I accidentally drop it or at night to see it. Great buy on sale also :)

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

Responded on

I think Orange was one of the old colors. We do have some of the yellow (looks yellow-orange) color coming sometime mid July ish.

5 5

The standard.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For both top-roping and lead climbing, this is my go-to belay device. It's been well used 3-4 times a week for years, and shows no signs of wear. I love the reliability, and yes, I like that I can live without some of the worry that comes with a traditional ATC.

5 5

Peace of mind

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this solely for leading with an inexperienced belayer who doesn't have someone on the ground with them. I agree that learning to use a regular belay device first is very important but sometimes you get someone new and their the only ones who can go climbing with you. I like the peace of mind if I take a fall on lead and a new belayer freezes up I have some sort of a back up. Not saying that anyone should rely on the Grigri to take place of a good belayer but something is better than nothing even if it's only in my mind

5 5

So Awesome I Could Cry

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Im in love with this thing! less work for you when your partner is hanging checking out the next couple of moves, really really easy Lowering and Rappelling. If you're looking for an awesome next level belay device for indoors and outdoors look no further!

5 5

Great Multi-use Device

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As some have said, before getting a GriGri, one should first put time into learning the usage of both ATC-type devices and belaying/rappelling via Muntner hitches for safety reasons. Besides this I find this device fantastic. I use it belaying, I use it in arborist systems, I can't seem to stop finding uses for it. A great device, but for safety sake people should really learn the tried and true methods first.

5 5

Learn with passive device then get this.

my buddy is always saying people are too lazy with grigri, but once u have mastered a passive device, it is super nice to use the grigri. my partner and i dont nitch at each other as much with these bad boys, which means no penalty slack or rocks in my pack! woohoo!

Is this grigri2 free from recall??

Best Answer Responded on

I assume you're referring to this recall affected the 2011 Grigri 2: http://www.petzl.com/security/sport/recall-grigri-2?language=en#faq

I recently purchased a Grigri 2 from Backcountry.com and it was not from the affected batch.

5 5

didn't think I wanted it...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was always a little leery of the grigri - I always thought of it as a device that people use so that things are 'foolproof,' without really realizing how clever fools are. I got it on sale, and was surprised by how nice it really is to use - it makes belaying easy and smooth, and if you don't treat it as a stupid-proofing device, it does make climbing safer.

5 5

Awesome Belay Device

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While this isn't my go-to belay device, I am quite fond of it. It's simple to use and works wonders. I almost exclusively use it on top rope because I feel it's easier to feed slack with a tube style belay device, but regardless it always boosts my confidence a bit knowing that my belayer is using it. It also makes it a lot easier to hold a climber who is hanging on the rope. When we're with a group, we hand it to the less-experienced belayers just to provide a little more piece of mind. As with any device, it's not entirely fool proof and you still have to know what you're doing, but it's a lot more forgiving than a tube style belay device. Lighter than the original but just as good. I've used both and trust them both completely.

5 5

great for cragging

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like that you can drink a beer and pose for a photo while you belay a toproper. grigri seems to be the standard over the cinch or whatever else, and for a good reason, it's easy to use and light. Provides some added confidence when leading. If you have a twisted up rope or flattened rope it can get a little funky and be hard to give slack but with a nice rope it is sexy smooth

great for cragging
5 5

Great little tool!

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

I'm kinda embarrassed to say that after rock climbing for 4 years this is the first time I've tried one. Seen people use them a time or two. Didn't think it was necessary (and probably still isn't) but after ice climbing this winter at Ouray and watching others use them extensivley on top rope at the Park, I was sold. If your partner wants to hang dog all day, no problem. It makes nice catches as well. Once you get used to it you can move pretty seamlessly between paying out slack and taking in. Definitely worth a try before you buy. Not going to throw away my ATC but it is a great tool for those long days at the crag.

5 5

Better than my old one. Still awesome.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've always been a huge gri-gri fan, and this one is even better. I like the smaller, more compact feel of the new model, and the fact that it works better with thinner ropes is another great reason to upgrade.

I still have my old gri-gri, which I've used for well over a decade on thousands of routes; it's well worn but still works great, and I'll keep it around for gym sessions and as a spare device. It looks like it still has another five or ten years of life in it. So it's been a great investment.

5 5

Buy a grigri if you want to belay

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I took a huge fall and pulled my belayer into a gully where he could have easier been injured and let go of his brake hand (he was using an ATC). Had he not been a great belayer and avoided injury, I would have fallen at least 30-40 feet into the same gully. I knew from then on I needed to be safer and use an auto-locking belay device (as well as my belay partner). I purchased an auto-locking grigri because of how safe it is immediately after that happened. I encourage all to do the same.

5 5

Great to Have

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like having a Grigri in my gear bag. It is simply a great tool to have around in a multitude of situations. I like to have it handy if the climber is going to be hanging on a steep sport project, at the gym, for using with lesser-experienced belayers who I haven't climbed with before. I haven't used it in any multipitch situations, but I've read up and would be confident using it in place of my ATC guide if I felt so inclined.

Learning curve for lead belaying is a little bit more steep than with an ATC Guide, but the added safety when used properly is well worth learning some new techniques.