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njbourne


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Could someone please tell me how to modify a GriGri so that it will hold an upside down fall. I know some of you will be total against this but I am well aware of the dangers associated with this sport. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am sure this topic has been discussed before but I was unable to locate the thread. Thank You.


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Do some research on the supertopo.com forum.


onelung


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Talking soloing right?
1. Ty in correctly
2. Get upside down
3. Fall ...it will catch you.

I ty a knot every once in a while just in case it slips but have yet to see it slip to that point. Its the soloist by wren that doesn't catch an inverted fall.

Hope that answered the question. I do not modify my gri gri and so far no bounces and allot of top roped soloing.
If we are talking lead soloing, I would like to know how others approach it.
Cheers,
Bill


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Apr 2, 2003, 5:23 AM
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While I don’t recommend this to anyone…and I think that one life worth the extra coin for the Silent partner that is the best solo device out there ($225….allot cheaper then any hospital bill…and this if u lucky)
But if u looking for the poor-man solo device then here u go


melonhead


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Stay with a Gri-Gri! You don't even have to modify it! It WILL hold an upsidedown fall. The Silent Partner is a piece of garbage!!!!!! The Gri-Gri will do everything you want and more. I LOVE soloing with mine and keep it on me incase my partner "wimps out" on me....I'll just keep going.

The best way to make it feed smoothly is to simply tie bites of rope to your harness. That way you don't have the full weight of the rope to feed through the Gri-Gri. I've never had a problem switching from aid to free, tie the bites and it's smooth as glass.


mrhardgrit


Apr 2, 2003, 9:18 AM
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you don't need to modify it for upside down falls. It is really only modified so that you can lead free stuff more easily so that you don't have to keep on paying slack out. Search the web for the stuff - there are some good pics out there somewhere. I think Nat Beckwith (sp?) did some.

Tom

PS. ALWAYS tie a back-up! :)


Partner coldclimb


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That's one heck of an expensive piece of garbage!!! :shock:


brianinslc


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Some folks drill a small hole thru one side of the frame, then another thru the plastic (so you can tie a cord or swage some wire in the holes and still open the gri gri). Facilitates tying up the gri gri to a chest harness (have done to mine, but, I don't recommend it).

But...I've heard that folks argue that its not required and a bigger chance that the cam will get pinned and not activate in a fall as the gri gri is held closer to your body.

I'd say go unmodified, or, add a better rope feeding radius to where the rope goes in (in the soft aluminum).

Beauty of gri gri is that you can convert to rappel easy as pie.

Backup knots...

"Dude, you're the hand"...funniest thing I've heard in a while...

Brian in SLC


njbourne


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It is expensive, good thing I found it.


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