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Online strandman

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Help a Dinosaur
« on: October 30, 2013, 05:43:54 PM »
I am thinking about getting a GriGri (the horror) since my wife may do some climbing in the spring (with me hopefully)....The GG2 doesn't work as well with "big" ropes ?? Is this true ?

I use 10mm and 10.5mm mammut almost always..the G1 will be a better choice ?? Or a Cinch ?

thanks;

Dino

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 06:48:33 PM »
I HAVE DONE SOME CLIMBING WITH A GRIGRI 2, I BELIEVE IT WAS ON A 10MM ROPE AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY  ISSUES. HOPE IT HELPS.

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 07:30:01 PM »
I am thinking about getting a GriGri (the horror) since my wife may do some climbing in the spring (with me hopefully)....The GG2 doesn't work as well with "big" ropes ?? Is this true ?

I use 10mm and 10.5mm mammut almost always..the G1 will be a better choice ?? Or a Cinch ?

thanks;

Dino
Dunno about the 10.5 but,  Gri Gri 2 with a 10.2 works well.  I doubled checked it a second ago just to be sure.  Petzl says it's gud to 11mm but that seems a wee bit beefy if you ask me.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 07:32:29 PM by darwined »

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 07:35:59 PM »
I've had the same gri gri I bought not long after they came out, and use it all the time.  Never had any issues with it; still works as good as it did when new.

The new one is supposed to be better with skinny ropes.  Since I don't use a skinny rope, if I ever lose mine I will be looking for a replacement instead of buying a new one.   

You don't seem to be a skinny rope guy.... that said, the 10 and probably the 10.5 mm would be fine.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 07:37:39 PM by eyebolter »

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 08:36:34 PM »
I've used mine (GriGri 2) on a 10.5 with no issue at all.
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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 09:12:52 PM »
Regular GriGri works great with 10 and 10.5.
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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 10:46:02 PM »
John, 10 and 10.2 mm are fine with GG2. 
If your wife has smallish hands, GG2 is a little easier to handle and belay with than the original.

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 11:36:00 AM »
Cool ,,thanks.. i bet I can get a G1 for half the money as well......I think 10mm is the smallest I would go except in a alpine situation

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 12:52:08 PM »
I have a better solution John.  Skip the gri-gri and let me take Rose climbing. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013, 12:54:37 PM »
I wouldn't normally pile-on with a "me too" but since I've used a substantially thicker rope with a GG2 I think it's worth mentioning:

11.2MM with no problems, though you have to tug pretty hard sometimes to facilitate a clip...
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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 04:20:45 PM »
I have a better solution John.  Skip the gri-gri and let me take Rose climbing. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 06:49:29 AM »
haha!!.... i would go with the original for the big ropes, and like you said much cheaper! Hope you get out there soon

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 07:23:40 AM »
chances ar zero point zero


Can't hurt to ask!! >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2013, 12:44:00 PM »
Wait!  Slabbo's using a Grigri?

I am totally buying him a PAS, a cordalette (maybe two!), and some Hand Jammies for Christmas.
Who's in?

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Re: Help a Dinosaur
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2013, 03:24:08 PM »
Wait!  Slabbo's using a Grigri?

I am totally buying him a PAS, a cordalette (maybe two!), and some Hand Jammies for Christmas.
Who's in?

Dale

I have two web-o-lettes (which are useless for almost anything at all) which you can re-gift to him. I got them free when I had my cams re-outfitted with new slings.
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