A video posted to the Routesetters Anonymous Facebook page shows a Petzl Gri Gri found during a routine equipment check that no longer functions correctly.
“Ever seen a failed Gri Gri? Not many have. In fact when I emailed Petzl they said that they had never encountered a failure like this one. I just discovered this Gri Gri failure during routine safety checks this last month. Albeit rare, it’s still a good reminder to keep up on safety checks, always use good belay technique, and put safety backup knots in the tail end of the rope when working on a rope route setting. For reference this one was used on a kids wall top rope anchor it’s whole life (date stamped 2006).”