How does a grigri work?

Asked by John Couts on September 14, 2021

Categories: Sports Climbing

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By pinching the rope when it moves quickly (like in a fall), the GRIGRI is an assisted braking belaydevice.

Are GriGris safer? The introduction of the GriGri revolutionized the rock climbing industry in the 1990s. Because of its ability to instantly lock and protect climbers in the case of a fall, GriGris have been lauded as the safest option on themarket.

How much does a GriGri cost? Full GriGri Comparison

GriGri (newest) GriGri + GriGri 2
GriGri 2 body plus the cam of the GriGri + Safety & longevity for $40 Going away soon, cheapest and lightest option
2019 2017 2011 – 2018
$109.95 $149.95 $99.95
Best:8.9 – 10.5 mm OK: 8.5 – 11 mm Best:8.9 – 10.5 mm OK: 8.5 – 11 mm Best: 9.4 – 10.3 mm OK: 8.9 – 11 mm

How do you clean a grigri? To wash the rope, lay it in a bathtub. Swish the rope in warm water as you agitate the tub. Drainthe tub. REPEAT until the water runs clear.