Monday, March 7, 2011

Petzl updates Grigri technical video

Winter means fewer outdoor climbing opportunities, more gym sessions, and indoor sport climbing.  Looking around Movement in Boulder, for example, you can see quite a few variations on Grigri technique. But it's interesting to note that a large number of climbers are using the current method. I wouldn't have guessed so many would have switched. While concerns about slipping with small diameter ropes are somewhat remedied with the new design, there are too many concerns with using an older method for those of us that often alternate between a locking-assist device like a Grigri/Sum/Cinch and a tube or even munter.

If you haven't updated your grigri technique in the past few years, or don't know what I'm even talking about, check out Petzl's latest video.