VIDEO - Specific left-handed technique - Petzl Luxembourg

VIDEO - Specific left-handed technique

Most left-handed people hold the brake side of the rope with the right hand, belaying like a right-handed person with the GRIGRI; this technique is the most ergonomic. Nonetheless, there is an alternate technique, presented here.


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