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Dingus McGee

Social climber
Where Safety trumps Leaving No Trace
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 20, 2017 - 05:20am PT
Has this newly designed grigri had a gear review on here? It is new to me.

https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Sport/Belay-devices--descenders/GRIGRI-PLUS#.WPimBNIrLct

The new grigri is $150 and comes with 2 setting modes: one for leading and the other for top roping. It looks to handle a wider range of rope diameters.

Exceptional comfort during the descent, thanks to the very controlled progression of the rope feed

And get this: pulling the brake handle too much activates the brake.

Nice features on the new design for learners but version 2 works fine for me.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 20, 2017 - 05:31am PT
The jury is still out. There are features but there are also issues.....
ROtotheC

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Apr 20, 2017 - 07:45am PT
Jaybro, can you elaborate on the issues? Very curious as I have yet to get my hands on one yet.
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Apr 20, 2017 - 08:06am PT
Gri Gri #1 rules.
steve s

Trad climber
eldo
Apr 20, 2017 - 08:25am PT
Wore out my Gri gri #1 awhile ago. Gri Gri #2 works fine. Isn't Wild Country coming out with an idiot proof belay device? Of course folks will always find a way to screw up. Cheers
WBraun

climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 09:09am PT
And get this: pulling the brake handle too much activates the brake.

Until you find out you threaded the rope into it backward .... :-)
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Apr 20, 2017 - 09:29am PT
Until you find out you threaded the rope into it backward .... :-)

One of the supposed advantages of the new Wild Country belay device. I am beginning to wonder if the REVO will ever see the light of day though...

Curt
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Apr 20, 2017 - 10:37am PT
That Revo looks like it could be a good replacement for the Silent Partner.
Mike.

climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 03:44pm PT
That Revo looks like it could be a good replacement for the Silent Partner.

Cool, so it has that feature that stops people from using it in cold weather?

: )
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Apr 20, 2017 - 03:45pm PT
Use anything you want, just don't fall.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 20, 2017 - 06:32pm PT
38.92% of the time it will be in TR-mode when people are leading and in lead-mode when people are TRing and the same number of people will be dropped per annum.
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