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Beal Birdie

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Foy O · · Utah · Joined May 2019 · Points: 61

Has anybody regularly used the beal birdie? What reviews do you give it? How does it compare to the grigri?

Thanks in advance

amarius · · Nowhere, OK · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 20

I talked to a couple climbers, they liked it more than GriGri.
mproj thread - ​https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/117695178/beal-birdie​​​

clint helander · · anchorage, alaska · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 611

I have been using the birdie and I really like it. It’s smooth, light and straightforward. I have zero complaints!

Layne Zuelke · · Baton Rouge, LA · Joined Mar 2019 · Points: 30
clint helander wrote: I have been using the birdie and I really like it. It’s smooth, light and straightforward. I have zero complaints!

Do you think it feeds better than the Gri Gri when not holding the cam down? As in tube style feed?

Gavin Boyles · · Montpelier, VT · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 0
Layne Zuelke wrote:

Do you think it feeds better than the Gri Gri when not holding the cam down? As in tube style feed?

I've been using one for  few months and it does feed better than a GriGri when not holding the cam down, but it's still not quite good enough to not hold the cam down when belaying a leader making quick clips.

Overall I like it at least as much as any GriGri I've ever used, and more than the GriGri+. 
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