Belaying a second from a belay station with the GRIGRI on the harness, using a redirect - Petzl USA
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Belaying a second from a belay station with the GRIGRI on the harness, using a redirect

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

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.