/ Using a GriGri to self belay
Probably because they have other products they want you to buy that do the job better! In all seriousness, have you tried it? It's a bit shit. Much better with a shunt or similar.
It is a pain to keep moving the rope through it, but less to if the rope is tied off at the top so you are only pulling half as much rope through.
It is very good a holding falls, hence many use it to practice short sections on a dynamic rope and just drop onto it (use a backup knot).
Can't be sure but I think James Pearson was using one to self belay in the video of him working Walk of Life.
Shunt isn't that great for TR self belaying either. But the grigri really sucks for it.
Not sure why the shunt became so popular for that use in the UK, in the US the use of minitrax/ascenders seems more popular.
> Shunt isn't that great for TR self belaying either. But the grigri really sucks for it.
> Not sure why the shunt became so popular for that use in the UK, in the US the use of minitrax/ascenders seems more popular.
The Americans have voted Arnold Schwartznegger, George Bush (Snr and Jnr), Ronald Reagan, Joe McCarthy and a further endless list into positions of power. What is popular in the USA isnīt particularly better!
I use a Shunt.
Sure, but when the French who make your devices agree with them...;P
When I bought mine they agreed with me! That the French are fickle and change their minds often is a national trait I guess:-)
The problem with Mini/Microtraxions is working routes, going back down to do a move again is a pain.
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