Petzl GRIGRI +
The GriGri + is Petzl's latest version of the world's most popular assisted-braking device, now designed to be easier and safer to use by beginners. The GriGri + now features an anti-panic handle that, if the handle is let go or pulled too far back, will brake and stop the descent automatically, making it more ideal for the novice user who isn't familiar with GriGri technique. A patented switch has now been introduced to allow the belayer to switch between lead belaying and top roping modes for more comfortable and secure top roping, and the useable rope width has increased to make the device compatible with all single rope sizes.
With a focus on safety and security, the Petzl GriGri + is suited to both beginners who are either looking for an easy-to-use assisted-braking device or for a stepping stone into proper GriGri technique. It's also ideal for groups, such as rental programs, schools, and climbing gyms, who are in need of a more intuitive assisted-braking device that reduces the chance of human error.
|MATERIAL(S)||aluminum side plates, stainless steel friction plate and wear plate, reinforced nylon handle|
|ROPE COMPATIBILITY||8.9 - 10.5 mm|
|RECOMMENDED USE||Beginners, Gyms, Groups, Novice Users|
|MODES||Lead Belay, Top Rope|
Full Features List
• World's most popular assisted-braking device, redesigned for use by all levels of experience
• Anti-panic handle is useful for users who are unfamiliar with the GriGri's sensitivity
• Steel wear plate reduces rope wear, particularly useful for gyms or groups who constantly use the device
• Switch allows the belayer to alternate between lead and top rope mode
• Optimised for rope sizes between 8.9 and 10.5 mm
19 product reviews
I bought this because I liked the way it could switch between top rop and lead climbing (I always found giving out a lot of slack quickly a bit tricky on my old one).
This one is MUCH smoother to give slack out quickly, but otherwise exactly the same as my old one - this however is PURPLE - it could really only be improved if it was PINK!
Thumbs up from me
Good product, does exactly what it is designed for, great price and overall excellent service from Epictv.
Nice product, safe and easy to use. I would recommend buying ~9.5 mm rope as 10+ mm would not be so comfortable when you give slack. Another point is to find the right carabiner.
I like it as safety always comes first and it is easy to use.
I have used extensively the old grigri, and switched directly to GRIGRI+. I have used it with a 8,9 mm rope, and the rope feeds smoothly, yet blocks immediately (I would say quicker than the old grigri). I have tested the "anti-panic" mode and it works just fine, but I probably wouldn't use it or recommend it to a beginner - its cumbersome to lower someone with average weight (the anti-panic mode keeps kicking in), and it feels more natural to take one's time and learn about the device. But in many other situations (self-belaying), the anti-panic may be good-to-have.