Belaying a second from a belay station with the GRIGRI on the harness, using a redirect
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The GRIGRI can be used to to belay on multipitch routes.
This is the recommended technique for belaying a second from a belay station.
Install the rope in the GRIGRI, making sure to place it in the device in the right direction. Connect the GRIGRI to the harness with a locking carabiner. Lock the carabiner. Pass the climber side of the rope through a directional carabiner, placed above the belay anchor. Do a function test as indicated in the Instructions for Use.
Take up slack regularly as the second climbs. Never let go of the brake side of the rope. To arrest a fall, firmly grip the brake side of the rope while pulling downward on it.