User Review: Petzl Grigri
Source: bought it new
NOT GOOD for BEGINNERS.
- Good for single rope rappel to work on a wall.
- Some EXPERIENCED people like it and it works good for them.
- Easy to confuse beginners and have them drop a climber.
Easy to confuse the release with a brake and drop the climber. I have seen three climbers dropped with a Grigri. One went to the hospital. All three were belayed by beginners who were properly trained, attentive, and thought they were doing right.
I have only seen one climber dropped by someone using an ATC. He was not properly trained and was not using correct technique. I would NOT allow a beginner to belay me with a Grigri.