GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

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GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

Post by Overide » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:59 am

Morning all,

I was wondering if anyone has any personal experience using the Alpine Up? At my Gym it retail for R1200(odd) and I see City Rock is selling the Grigri for R1350.

Any advice would be much appreciated :)

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Re: GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:35 am

http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=5743

Depends on what you want to do. The Up is primarily a trad, double rope device that can be used with single sport ropes.

The Grigri2 is a single rope device designed for sport climbing.
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Re: GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

Post by Overide » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:13 am

Thanks Nic helpful as always, I shall purchase the GriGri :)

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Re: GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

Post by Old Smelly » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:22 pm

There is a standard Click-up that does a very good job. It is designed for Sport climbing.
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It is an assisted braking device - technically so is a Gri-gri but they work very differently.

I have an Alpine-up but have yet to use it in a scenario where the assisted braking will help.

They are interesting very different devices but they do work very well.
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

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Re: GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

Post by Overide » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:34 am

Old Smelly wrote:There is a standard Click-up that does a very good job. It is designed for Sport climbing.
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It is an assisted braking device - technically so is a Gri-gri but they work very differently.

I have an Alpine-up but have yet to use it in a scenario where the assisted braking will help.

They are interesting very different devices but they do work very well.

Hi Old Smelly,

I was referred to this by a guy at my gym as well, I tried doing a google search but cannot seem to locate a place to purchase it here in Cape Town. Do you perhaps know where they are sold?

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Re: GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

Post by robertbreyer » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:30 am

At CityROCK we don't stock it for a reason.

Read this: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Belay-Dev ... ws/Ratings

Rather pay the extra money and get a Grigri2. Or stick with the good old BD ATC.

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Re: GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:43 am

robertbreyer wrote:At CityROCK we don't stock it for a reason.
And that reason is?

There is no review of the Up on that site.

What do you want it for? The BD ATC is a fantastic all round belay device, but definitely trad-biased while the Grigri is only for sport climbing belays and excels at that. Apples and oranges.
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Re: GriGri2 vs Alpine Up

Post by Overide » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:19 am

My girlfriend struggles with the ATC i have. The rope seems to get stuck in it when she belays, but when we use the gyms atc is goes fine. So i thought I would look at the grigri to make life even easier and safer

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