Petzl GriGri 2
The first shipment sold out in one day, and we just got more in! The new GriGri 2 is now for sale at your local Planet Granite! Petzl has improved on the original design in three major ways:
First, the GriGri 2 is much smaller than its older counterpart. In fact, it is 20% lighter and 25% smaller.
The second major improvement is the GriGri2 can handle smaller ropes. The new “grooved” locking mechanism is designed to catch ropes as thin as 8.9mm and as fat as 11mm. In addition, this feature also makes feeding rope significantly easier when lead belaying.
The third is the lowering mechanism, which has a new “progressive descent system” that allows for smoother and more controlled lowers because the “sweet spot” is bigger.
All around, Petzl has taken the issues from the original, revolutionary GriGri and drastically improved on them. This device is a must have in EVERY climber’s arsenal (unless you’re a boulderer, and even then they are still fun to play with!).
$94.95 – PG Members receive 10% off!
Sterling Fusion Ion2
The Sterling Fusion Ion2 has a longer life, better performance and lighter weight construction than its predecessor. Sterling’s new rope utilizes state of the art technology to shave 3 grams per meter making it only 57 grams per meter! At 9.4mm x 70m, it’s the ideal dimensions for projecting sport lines at the Red River Gorge or newly secured Jailhouse Rock. The Ion2 is dry treated so it is also at home on alpine pursuits. This new design gives the rope a UIAA fall rating of 5, an impact force rating of 8.1kN, and a dynamic elongation of 30.80% — light, durable, and a soft catch.
$254.80 – $290 (bicolor). PG Members receive 10% off!