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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
    assisted brake
    Rope Diameter
    8.9 - 11 mm
    Recommended Use
    canyoneering, sport climbing, trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Everyone needs a Grigri

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    What I love about this one is the little lip it has to hold on to while you're belaying! Makes it a bit easier to hold in the hand, and helps to understand how it should go. I use this for people who haven't really belayed before because the auto-braking system it has is so reliable.

    Safe, Reliable, Trustworthy

      Having a hard time finding a trusty belay partner? Use this device to find the right match for you. The Grigri is designed to catch you when no one else will, making it the perfect product to fall for.

      Makes Belaying Easy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Before I started climbing I'd heard quite a bit about the GriGri so when I decided to give it a go I knew this was the device I should go with. I can say it did not disappoint. Makes things easy and feels very secure

      Go-to belay device

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The GriGri is one of the best inventions since sliced bread. This thing is seriously a must have for anyone getting started climbing. It is very easy to learn how to use and incredibly durable.

      Maybe too easy?

        I agree with just about every other review - this is as safe and easy as you can can get gear wise when climbing. It also takes a lot to wear this guy out. While not exactly lightweight, I've never been bothered.
        However, don't let this make you complacent! For many the instinct in stressful situations is to clench rather than release, which can lead to a dropped climber. Belaying is an active, rather than a passive role. Know your gear and pay attention.
        I also prefer this guy to the Plus if anyone's curious. Cheaper and just as functional in my experience.

        Full potential: Unlocked

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I've used a friends GriGri once or twice and thought it was great. I was skeptical due to there not being teeth like a ATC but after hard work and practice, It's a keeper!


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        As a 5’1”, 105lbs lead and toprope climber w a crew of climbing partners over 180lbs, I could not have made a better investment. The catch is super smooth and instant on this little gizmo. I also, no longer burn my arms up trying to hold a steady lock off. Wish I had bought it sooner!

        GriGri 2

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Great tool! I feel safe when I'm belaying in any situation with this belay device. Took a minute to practice up on its use but have had no problems. It's light weight and user friendly.

        Best Belay Device

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This is my favorite belay device, I was given one as a gift a year or so back. It's great in both top rope and lead belay, it does take some getting used to holding it for lead belay. I can't imagine going back to a regular atc. I recommend this device for any climber out there. I've also bought some as gifts to expand my friends arsenal.

        Solid Solid Solid

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Honestly, there are so many reviews on here already but I just have to say how impressed I am with the Gri Gri. It is a great piece of equipment to have, is extremely durable, and does exactly what it is advertised to do. Ive never experienced frustration of felt like I needed anything different. Doesn't get better than this!

        bullet proof

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Can't get much more reliable than Petzl, this is the go to belay device. I even started using it on multi pitches as it makes it really easy to feed slack on top belay. Also a rookie won't drop you if they're using this !

        Awesome Product

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The Grigri 2 is my favorite assist belay device. It works with a wide variety or rope diameters, is smooth and gives the belayer a ton of control. It's a fantastic device.

        You already know it’s awesome

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Everyone already knows this device is awesome. I trust this device with my life when I take friends climbing for their first time - just make sure they know to let go of the handle if anything happens and they freak out. I’ve never had a single problem with these.

        Is this a must for sport climbing or am I good with an ATC? What's the big advantage.

        You are fine climbing with an ATC and sometimes the ATC is a better choice (when you need to go lightweight , are going to rappel, or you are gonna be climbing with 2 ropes). However the Gri is a safer option. The assisted braking is great to help new belayers, and also safer for projecting big walls and setting routes! It comes down to personal preference but the Gri is a great addition to your belay!

        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?


        For the Grigri2 it is make in one orientation. It'd intended to be used the same way whether you're a lefty or a righty.

        Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

        Jared D.

        Expert Gearhead


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

        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.



        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?


        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.



        Is this grigri2 free from recall??

        Best Answer

        I assume you're referring to this recall affected the 2011 Grigri 2:

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

        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.

        i agree with arthur. main issue is going to be rope wear. so the life of the gri gri will depend on how much you use it, and how clean you keeps your ropes. the other cause for retiring it would be if you dropped it from a decent height, especially onto rocks.

        Just bought the 8mm Mammut phoenix rope...

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

        Petzl's GriGri2 is designed to fit a 8.9mm rope to a 11mm rope. If you tried using your 8mm rope with the GriGri2 you will experience excessive slippage and the automatic catch mechanism is likely to fail. But like my papa taught me, never let go with your break hand.

        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.