Self-lowering - Petzl Sweden



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Pass an end of the rope through the rappel quick link. Tie-in to this end. Install your GRIGRI on the free end of the rope. Connect the GRIGRI to the harness with a locking carabiner. Lock the carabiner. Take up the slack rope. When ready to descend, do a function test and remove your lanyard from the belay anchor while holding the brake side of the rope.

To descend, pull the handle while holding the brake side of the rope. The handle can assist in braking, but the rate of descent is controlled by the brake hand gripping the brake side of the rope. Always hold the brake side of the rope.

Do not forget to tie a knot in the bottom end of the rope.