Review by: reflex, 2009-02-20
I really like this device. I'ts easy to use and makes your friend's project route that much more liveable. I've use as small as a 9.7-mm rope with it and it still works fine -- just have to give it a little break and it locks. Infact, I think it works better 'cuz it allows for a dynamic catch. It is a little harder to give rope at first when you start using this, however, there are some good methods to doing it quickly.
<p>This is my problem with people and the grigri and for all autolocking devices
for the casual climber -- this totally gives a false sense of security. Slow falls, thin ropes, and light climbers can be a dangerous combination while using this device. Do some reading and get some instruction when you first use this. If you drop someone you could seriously injure them and you just don't want that to happen, so be smart.