Petzl has made an effort to educate users, but the bad habits of devotees are difficult to break, and with the release of the Grigri 2 in Video by Petzl – The hand position we showed for belaying with the Grigri 2 in our March issue. Victim. GRIGRI EXPERIENCE. • Read the instructions for use carefully before looking at the following techniques. • You must have already read and understood.

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It should be underlined that some manuzl the problems with the Grigri took several years to be found and there might be some safety issues also with the Matik.

Petzl GRIGRI 2 User Manual

The GriGri 2 is girgri single strand device, so for two strand rappels, you’ll need a separate device like the Petzl Verso or Reverso.

There are no “auto breaking device” – only semi! I don’t understand how it’s possible to unintentlionally let your climbingpartner fall while using a partly-automatic belay device that in function and design is a standard tuber, your belay device of choice? And lastly people holding the grigri in a strong grip that keeps the grigri in open position. Or what if you need to jug up to help your climber get back to the last bolt she clipped after a fall?

In our experience, the best size is towards the lower end of this, about 9. User Id or Email: November 20, Gifts for Climbers: People in panic gripping the active end of the rope, which negates the braking mechanism of the grigri.

Overall, the Matik feels better than a Grigri on ropes up to 9. Edelrid Pro Dry 7. Do you see what we mean? So now you just used a bad argument against me, that also applies to you.

My personal experience with the Matik I used it for one session lately is very positive.


The single-strand devices don’t have any moving parts and offer almost but not quite the same catch and lock-off power at a fraction of the cost. However, the way Matt is doing might be copied by newcomers increasing the risk for an accident.

Double Rope Rapping with a GriGri.

In the video they use the grigri2 plus with the anti panic feature so it doesnt matter beside of that many viewers are still belaying with older versions The ubiquitousness of GriGris also makes it more likely your partner will know how to use yours when they forget or misplace their own device. This is always an fatal error! My partner had a problem with a clip. Petzl GriGri 2 Review A long standing popular choice that continues to set the standard for assisted braking belay devices.

The hand motions of a classic belay system remain the same: Each exhibited the lowest friction for one of the two different ropes we tested 9. From a minimalistic point of view, it takes less effort to take in slack and to feed out rope, once doing it properly.

Petzl Grigri and Mammut Tusk 9.8mm Rope

The GriGri 2 provides the least resistance while belaying a follower directly off an anchor. Moreover, you are supposed to adjust the lowering speed with the grip on the breaking side of the rope as well anyways. Would the cam slip in those cases?

The GriGri 2 is still a top performing assisted braking device and the most popular belay device of manula kind. It seems Petzl does not bother to much as they have not asked Epic TV to change the video. Good catch at 3. Those looking to save on weight and bulk in their cragging packs should also consider some passive assisted braking devices like the Mammut Smart 2. The GriGri 2 is still one of our favorite all-around assisted braking devices.

It seems you did not ggrigri or understood the end. I love how you bombastically conclude that “the Matik is better than the Grigri” in the heading, and then, in the bottom of the text, you end up saying that more testing is necessary to be sure. Climbing Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground.


I traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to learn about the new device and put it through the mankal. I guess you manula talking about a GriGri incident and if so please edit your comment so it is not misunderstood for the Matik where I do nlt think that gritri could happen.

However, you could block the fall, as with an “8” manually but what normally happends is that your hand goes a bit upwards. Instead, Matik griggi the rope slide up for some 10 cm, meaning the hardest falls will be more dynamic.

Mega Jul, i feel super save with this one! Neanderthal 9b by Jakob Schubert 1 Find the best winter climbing destinations 4 some problems using the website This is a a strong grip that can be maintained in a falling scenario as the reflex would be to grip, and this grip is strong enough to hold the grigri open. At least if I remember the article correctly With the Matik, the belay stops the rope but with very hard falls, it takes some 10 cm.


Last-Minute Gear From Amazon. Deep grooves have formed after eight years of use. Now, Camp has introduced Matik on the market.

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Do you spot the belay mistake in the Grigri instruction video? Graham takes the relay from Natalija Gros Who to believe Once your partner stands on the ground it takes some time until you learn how to easily feed out that extra slack.

If a belayer pulls back too hard on the lowering handle releasethe descent stops.

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