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GriGri

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$66.26

The Petzl GriGri is the latest redesign of the classic assisted-braking device. The GriGri lets climbers get on with climbing without worrying about the belayers actions interfering with progression up a route through a smoother belaying action, even if the actual belay technique remains the same. The Petzl GriGri now allows the use of thinner ropes, you can now use diameters of between 8.5 and 11mm. Even though thinnner ropes are now facilitated, the lowering of a climber is actually smoother due to a revised descent control system giving a larger 'sweet spot' and more progressive assisted braking capability. The icing on the cake is that the GriGri only weighs in at 175g, is 5% lighter, and with an updated design is more durable and easy-to-use than the GriGri 2.

Details:

  • Rope installation diagram engraved on both the interior and exterior of the device

  • The ergonomic handle allows you to easily lower someone

  • Smooth descent control is achieved thanks to the progressive action of the cam

Weight:

  • 175 g

Rope compatibility:

  • 8.5 to 11 mm single rope (optimised for 8.9 to 10.5 mm)

Material(s):

  • aluminum side plates, stainless steel cam and friction plate, reinforced nylon handle

Certification(s):

  • CE EN 15151-1, UIAA
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The Petzl GriGri is the latest redesign of the classic assisted-braking device. The GriGri lets climbers get on with climbing without worrying about the belayers actions interfering with progression up a route through a smoother belaying action, even if the actual belay technique remains the same. The Petzl GriGri now allows the use of thinner ropes, you can now use diameters of between 8.5 and 11mm. Even though thinnner ropes are now facilitated, the lowering of a climber is actually smoother due to a revised descent control system giving a larger 'sweet spot' and more progressive assisted braking capability. The icing on the cake is that the GriGri only weighs in at 175g, is 5% lighter, and with an updated design is more durable and easy-to-use than the GriGri 2.

Details:

  • Rope installation diagram engraved on both the interior and exterior of the device

  • The ergonomic handle allows you to easily lower someone

  • Smooth descent control is achieved thanks to the progressive action of the cam

Weight:

  • 175 g

Rope compatibility:

  • 8.5 to 11 mm single rope (optimised for 8.9 to 10.5 mm)

Material(s):

  • aluminum side plates, stainless steel cam and friction plate, reinforced nylon handle

Certification(s):

  • CE EN 15151-1, UIAA

Customer questions

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we need Petzl Grigri 1,can you help me?

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Unfortunately we only stock the updated version. The original has been unavailable for a few years now.

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Video reviews

GriGri 2

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Best of the Bunch Sport Belay Comparison

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Petzl introduce the Grigri 2

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Reviews & ratings

Average rating

Based on 37 ratings
4.27

Product reviews (5)

Roger
Roger
Dec 03, 2020

game changer

I recommend the grigri once you get familiar with the ATC belaying technique. I feel much more relaxed and safer like this. The quality is impecable. I also recommend to get a binner solely for belaying with grigri,

Steven Day
Steven Day
Sep 04, 2017

I've never used the old GriGri, so my review is based on just this newer one. I'm also new to climbing, so this may help those who are on the fence about the device.

The device itself is well built and easy to 'clip in'. The auto brake device works well I've found, but lowering takes practice. You have more control with a typical belay on the lowering - smoother.

I would overall recommend the device as it does catch a fall well. You do still need to hold the rope to the side to reduce the slip, but it does help if you're belaying a heavier person than you (tied in to a ground anchor of course).

Self-belaying - Petzl know this happens. They don't recommend it. It's not within the devices intended use. HOWEVER, an experienced climber practicing lead/solo, could in theory, use this device to top rope alone. I wouldn't do this but I've done it at the bottom of the wall to get a feel for the handles mechanism.

NOTE: even the correct size rope could still slip through the device if you're not operating it correctly. This is even stated in the manual.

Graham Booth
Graham Booth
Sep 07, 2016

Useless plastic piece of Rubbish
The previous version was far superior
This won't even work with my new 10.5 without jamming
Banana finger were also useless in dealing with my complaint
I have used them for years but won't be again

Gaute Magnussen
Gaute Magnussen
Aug 31, 2016

The reference the other assisted belay devices look at. Not the best with the thickest ropes, but still the best.

Graham  Booth
Graham Booth
Jul 25, 2016

Hopeless, doesn't work on a 10.5 at all

Banana finger were also singularly unhelpful in dealing with my query

Apparently I have to just take my complaint up with Petzl and abdicate all responsibility

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