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    a good reason to have the gri gri... you can rig up one ascender, a pulley and your gri gri to go frog style up to your high point and have it such that if it blows - the gri gri catches you and not your ascender

     

    You cary a gri-gri and a pulley on your harness while leading sketchy aid pitches? Hard aid is just like hard sport climbing, take all that crap off your harness and make yourself light, it makes a difference. At least thats been my experience and I've lead way to many scary aid pitches in my life.

     

     

     

    if it's that hard and you're that light - i imagine/hope you'd have a tag line.

     

    ...and if you're solo-ing - good chance you've got a gri gri on you

     


  2. But imagine this scenario. Let's say you're leading 120 ft up your a5 route on hooks and rurps. Your last piece blows and you rip half your gear. As soon as you stop swearing, you find yourself even with your belay, but 10 ft away because it is overhanging, and you notice that you are hanging by a string of manky rurps. Do you slap on your toothed ascenders and jug up to your highpoint? What if the string of rurps blow?

     

    a good reason to have the gri gri... you can rig up one ascender, a pulley and your gri gri to go frog style up to your high point and have it such that if it blows - the gri gri catches you and not your ascender


  3. gri gri is the way to go... just learn how to move the lower jug by slightly releasing it with your thumb. maybe this is easier on the yellow death-juggers than other types, i dunno.

     

    the gri gri is made to catch falls, feeds easy, is typically on your harness anyway if you're jugging (on walls, at least) and makes it a sinch to turn the system into a self belay method if you end up following part of a pitch on aid or even going free. following a traverse on aid is 'dicey' if you are using your jugs as your belay method.

     

     


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