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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Did it happen while lowering? The GriGri 2 is a single strand device, so for two strand rappels, you’ll need a separate device like the Petzl Verso or Reverso.

It was smaller, lighter, and had a progressive descent control that allowed for a smoother lower than the original. The Smart is basically a tuber, so I guess using a Reverso doesn’t make much difference concerning the handling.

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After just a few climbs it felt pretty natural to use it. I will pay attention to this detail the next time Much more intuitive to hold the rope in the hand once you feed out. You can still provide a soft catch though with attentive belaying and by easing yourself off the ground as you receive the force of a fall.

To me I looks unorthodox, but as long as you use the right dose of power on the lever it doesn’t matter how you grip it imo. 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 My personal experience with the Matik I used it for one session lately is very positive.

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December 4, Watch: During my session in the gym I could not experience the “slip-mechanism” as described in the article. Search – Tick List. Graham takes the relay from Natalija Gros Who to believe Once you get used to it, you may refuse to be belayed with any other device! Search – Tick List. In this video it’s hard to see wether McClure really grabs the bottom of the grigri with his fingers, but I believe he does not. You mean the part when McClure explained how he uses the GriGri?

It seems you did not read or understood the end.

The single-strand devices don’t have mmanual moving parts and offer almost but not quite the same catch and lock-off power at a fraction of the cost. For those who have used the GriGri 2 safely for years, it may still be the best choice, offering excellent performance from catching falls to lowering partners, feeding slack, and multi-pitch belays. Once your partner stands on the ground it takes some time until you learn how to easily feed out that extra geigri.

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The Matik is better than the Grigri up to trigri. Too bad almost nobody use the technique. We think it’s great for sport cragging, multi-pitch trad routes near your limit, or marathon belays on big wall aid climbs. November 20, Gifts for Climbers: Using 10 mm gym ropes, it did not work as good as using thinner ropes outside. Login in to contribute.


The Mad Rock Lifeguard is only 5. My partner had a problem with a clip. I was trying to give him slack as fast as I could when he pulled the rope again and the breaking mechanism jammed. I traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to learn about the new device and put it through the wringer. Also he is too far away from the wall when the climber is so close to the ground.

Dedicated climbers in areas with especially abrasive grit Owens River Gorge anyone? The matik is an auto braking device that can make the Rope slip like 10 cm if you let go with the hand. Whole story wouldn’t happen had I used tuber or reverso because I’m used to unjamming it which by the way happens rather rarely and there is no damn lever Even if I tried to get some slippage I could not make it happen with a 10 mm rope no matter how static I tried to belay.

Overall, the Matik feels better than a Grigri on ropes up to 9. Will buying the jul 2 soon for testing. Anyhow, when it comes to maximal safety I would say that Matik is safer compared to the Smart but The Matik is almost three times as expensive.