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  • PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device

    Smaller, lighter, and designed to work with the thinner ropes that many climbers are using today, the Petzl GriGri 2 also features a new design that allows for smoother lowering.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Compatible with single ropes between 8.9 and 11 mm
      Can be used with almost any single dynamic rope—whether you’re working a route with a thicker rope or trying to send your hard test piece using a skinny cord, the GriGri 2 will perform optimally
    • Progressive descent control system
      Specially designed to offer smooth, even lowering action—there’s a larger “sweet spot” when lowering a climber or rappelling
    • 20% lighter and 25% more compact
      Weighing in at only 185 grams and more compact than the older version

  • PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device

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PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sport climbing (3)
      • Top roping (3)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Useful for certain situations

      By lookaught

      from Vermont, USA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Hands Free Hangtime
      • Shiny

      Cons

      • Annoying Rope Attachment
      • Atc Is Easier To Use
      • Must Take Off To Run Rope

      Best Uses

      • Belaying Sport
      • Frequent Falls
      • Longfrequent Takes

      Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

      Way nicer design than the original, pretty light, nice color. I really only use this for long belays, when the leader likes to take long and/or frequent rests, when the leader is likely to fall, and belaying followers. Also nice for self belays. Annoyingly you basically must remove the grigri from your biner to run the rope through, so it's not as fast as running rope through an ATC.

      Overall, it has its uses. I still use my ATC for most belaying, and never use the grigri at the gym. So now I just carry around both the ATC and the grigri, because extra weight makes you stronger! I bought it on sale as an impulse purchase... probably would not buy it at full price. An ATC is $20....

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good devices but heavy and recalls...

      By Scoobiedoo6559

      from Albany, NY

      Pros

      • Good for beginners
      • Will check a fall

      Cons

      • Can connect incorrectly
      • Cost
      • Heavy
      • Recalls on every version

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Sport

      Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

      The GriGri 2 is a great device - and I have used it extensively before selling mine. A few things that I did not like about them is:*Cost - very pricey*Weight - still heavy tho the new version is lighter than the GriGri 1*Recalls by Petzl - both the GriGri 1 & GriGri 2 models have had recalls. One can't help but worry when Petzl will 'get it right' and if existing models that were not recalled will also be found unsafe / defective still.I sold mine in lieu of a simple, lighter and less costly ATC tube device which hasn't experienced recalls, costs [$] and is nearly weightless.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GriGri 2 is amazing.

      By New Hampshire Jay

      from Holderness, NH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Light

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Sport Climbing
      • Top roping
      • Trad climbing

      Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

      The original GriGri I had was made in 1993 and continues to work perfectly. I made the switch to the GriGri 2 based mainly on the lighter weight, and the ability to handle thinner ropes.

      The improvements are truly amazing. The GriGri 2 is so light that I now bring it trad climbing. The other real bonus is the lowering, it is much more predictable and smooth than the original Gri Gri.

      Great Job Petzl.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great device but...

      By Scoobiedoo

      from Schenectady, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Dependable
      • Great for beginners
      • Secure

      Cons

      • Cost
      • Heavy
      • Must Rig Correctly
      • Speed Of Rope Feed

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Sport
      • Trad

      Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

      The GriGri2 is a great velay device. Highly recommended for beginners who may be lax about always keeping the braking hand always on the rope at all times.
      What I don't like about it is the price, it's heavy to carry, and it's harder to feed the rope in or out of the device as quickly as one could a ATC-type device. Also, one has to be very careful to thread the rope thru the device properly for it to work correctly. I find the ATC is be more cost effective, feed easier, be lighter to carry, and less costly to replace if ever lost or left at the crag.
      However - that's ME - a very Oold School Trad climber that prefers the KISS principle.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By TD

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Light
      • Locking
      • Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sport Climbing
        • Top roping

        Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

        The Gri-Gri works great, locks off while someones hanging around, really cushions a big fall. Gives my girlfriend more confidence catching a fall and its so simple to use.

         
        5.0

        Gri Gri Great!

        By Power Mom

        from Ithaca NY

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

              A gift for my agile husband, this belay device increased his enjoyment of climbing because of its assisted braking capability and really nice orange color.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Excellent customer service

              By Marilyn

              from Anacortes, WA

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

                    n/a

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Standard GriGri, Excellent Price

                    By Hildo Baggins

                    from New York, NY

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Standard Gear
                    • Useful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Beginners
                      • Dafety
                      • Safety
                      • Sport Climbing

                      Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

                      I bought this to train my GF how to bely and to have my own when doing outdoor climbing (though I was trained on the ATC, the GriGri offers that additional safety). I consider it a standard in your climbing tool box. Also it has been very useful when ice climbing, if that's your sort of thing. Very easy to use with gloves on and gives you that additional safety measure. I still prefer to lead climb with the ATC, but we'll see if that changes after I experiment more with this device in that setting.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      A solid belay device!

                      By Mass. Climber

                      from Fall River, Massachusetts

                      Pros

                      • Light Weight
                      • Smooth action

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoor Gym Climbing
                      • Top roping

                      Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

                      This GriGri is well made, light and easy to use. Great for beginners and pros alike.

                       
                      5.0

                      Still a WINNER

                      By CT Carl

                      from Connecticut

                      Pros

                      • The Standard For Belaying

                      Cons

                      • Lowering A Climber

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PETZL GriGri 2 Belay Device:

                        The best protection for a climber and their belayer in case of any problems. Though a bit harder to lead belay and lower, the protection provided in case of an accident makes the Gri-gri THE best way to ensure safe climbing

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