Petzl GRIGRI Plus

Petzl’s original GRIGRI and GRIGRI 2 are amongst the best-known assisted braking belay devices, and close to perfect in most climber’s minds. Still, the GRIGRI Plus manages to one-up its predecessors in several ways, namely thanks to an anti-panic feature that locks the descent automatically should the belayer pull back too much on the lowering handle. It’s also just as durable thanks to a (mostly) metal construction and stainless steel wear plate, sets up as easily as the original by swinging open, and has a top-rope belay mode that’s easier to work with when not lead climbing, all in a package that’s only 30 grams heavier than the GRIGRI 2.

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