Can someone explain to me what a Gi-Gi is?

9:43 p.m. on May 1, 2002 (EDT)

a.k.a. ionlyski

All I know is it's not a Gri-Gri.

11:09 p.m. on May 1, 2002 (EDT)
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All I know is it's not a Gri-Gri.

Try Try the Kong link.
The Gi-gi is a belay device that allows a belayer to control two ropes/climbers at the same time. It is used a lot by AMPGA guides for climbing with two clients.
Cool tool, you can do a lot with go up.

7:17 a.m. on May 2, 2002 (EDT)

It is a device that, when added to the belay system, will allow you to belay a second from above and it auto-locks if he/she falls. You can belay 1 or 2 seconds. The Petzl Reverso, when used in self-locking mode, has eliminated the need for the Gi-Gi, but its still nice to have around. Plus the Reverso can be a problem belaying 2 climbers with half ropes in icy conditions-see Petzl's recent warning on web site and climbing mags.

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