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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.
roger fritz from rockford, IL
From Rockford, IL
Joined Aug 9, 2009
61 points
Jul 30, 2014
Right on again TonyB good pro
Joined May 8, 2014
34 points
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.
From Highlands Ranch, CO
Joined Dec 16, 2012
637 points
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. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
1,173 points
Jul 30, 2014
profile picture
of course, I'd say "hey baby what's your number??" Adam Reke
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined May 2, 2013
16 points
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.)
From Salt Lake City,UT
Joined Mar 31, 2011
32 points
Jul 30, 2014
Alana B
"hey mind if i blitz your trailmix?" Jack Ubaek
From tucson
Joined Apr 13, 2011
26 points
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.
Craig Childre
From Lubbock, Texas
Joined Aug 28, 2006
4,838 points
Jul 30, 2014
gri-gri's don't drop people... people drop people. Bryan Gilmore
From Your Mama
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,070 points
Jul 30, 2014
Yolo! BigCountry
Joined May 20, 2012
26 points
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...
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,694 points
Jul 30, 2014
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.... Joan Lee
Joined Jun 23, 2014
141 points
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. Mike Caracciolo
Joined Jul 23, 2014
25 points
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. Mike Belu
From Indianapolis, IN
Joined Jun 3, 2012
136 points
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...
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,694 points
Jul 31, 2014
ducking ropes at Copper
Yeah that limiting knot in her anchor sling is totally weakening that sling. Good catch Tab! ChefMattThaner
From Lakewood, co
Joined May 15, 2013
349 points
Jul 31, 2014
Humboldt Bouldering
I said God Damn! Josh Kornish
From Eugene, OR
Joined Sep 16, 2009
572 points

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