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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Jul 30, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Pontoon wrote:
I was told there's a failure mode for Grigri where leader takes gently and device does not engage. So in this situation even tho it's locked, if the leader unweighted it to start an attempt and then gently sits back down (on a thin rope), it could fail to engage. Brake hand is recommended tho the risk is low.

Most certainly exists when the rope is pulled down across the hing of the release lever... but the tension has to be just right.

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By roger fritz from rockford, IL
From Rockford, IL
Jul 30, 2014
Wichita Mountains, Sunshine Wall
Petzl has a great instruction manual that will show you how to properly use this device. It is good practice to read instruction manuals or guide others to do so.
Grigri experience.

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By good pro
Jul 30, 2014
Right on again TonyB

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By teece303
From Highlands Ranch, CO
Jul 30, 2014
Aiding. Photo by Locker.
My friends didn't look so newbish, but I have had (VERY) experienced friends take hands off the rope when the climber is hanging on a Gri Gri.

Be honest: the risk is tiny. Especially if the climbers are experienced and know their partner and are unlikely to be surprised by their actions.

Is this belayer experienced? Should you talk to her? I dunno. We would need to see a lot more than this picture.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Jul 30, 2014
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
I would. That outfit is just... the worst. She needs to know.

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By Adam Reke
From Boulder, Colorado
Jul 30, 2014
profile picture
of course, I'd say "hey baby what's your number??"

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By BruceH
From Salt Lake City,UT
Jul 30, 2014
New Religion
Adam Reke wrote:
of course, I'd say "hey baby what's your number??"


I would start with something like: "Now that your hands are free..."

(Sorry, raining here in Salt Lake. Should be out climbing tomorrow, hoping to avoid the paparazzi.)

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By Holden Caulfield
Jul 30, 2014
If I saw you taking a creepy sneaky photo of this girl I'd defintely say something to you. Thanks for asking.

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By Jack Ubaek
From tucson
Jul 30, 2014
Alana B
"hey mind if i blitz your trailmix?"

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By Craig Childre
From Lubbock, Texas
Jul 30, 2014
Potrero Mexico, Sport Climbing Mecca.
Paula C wrote:
I recently had this conversation when reviewing how to use a Gri-Gri: Other person: "If the climber falls while you're paying out slack, take your hands totally off and it will lock up." Me: "I'm not comfortable with that. I'll use my ATC."


I overheard this exact conversation while in Potreo! I had been climbing less than a year, and walked off before it sunk in how wrong this advise was. Who trains a belayer to let go of the rope in any situation? Only point is after the climber has been fully lowered.

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By Bryan Gilmore
From Your Mama
Jul 30, 2014
Beagle
gri-gri's don't drop people... people drop people.

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By BigCountry
Jul 30, 2014
Yolo!

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Jul 30, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Bryan Gilmore wrote:
gri-gri's don't drop people... people drop people.


Of course, a lot more frequently when belaying incorrectly...

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By Joan Lee
Jul 30, 2014
Me
What if it was on a big wall and she was taking a dump? I that case I would say : where are your knee pads? Amateurs....

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By Mike Caracciolo
From Pompano Beach, Florida
Jul 30, 2014
Edge of time
This is the price of wanting to climb and your regular partner is out of town. You strap a gri-gri on the girlfriend/wife.

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By Mike Belu
From Indianapolis, IN
Jul 30, 2014
Summit of Rainier.
I'd either say 1) hey that guy is taking your picture. 2) flex up "tommy boy" style and ask "if the gym's over there." 3) is it OK to bring a crag-dog here, I promise he's well behaved.

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Jul 31, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
David Sahalie wrote:
Hate myself for trying to picture smellanor dropping a duece while on it's knees.

Have to remind her to pull down the pants FIRST...

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By ChefMattThaner
From Lakewood, co
Jul 31, 2014
ducking ropes at Copper
Yeah that limiting knot in her anchor sling is totally weakening that sling. Good catch Tab!

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By Josh Kornish
From Missoula, MT
Jul 31, 2014
Humboldt Bouldering
I said God Damn!

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