Lighter, smaller, cheaper, better. After 25 years of dominating the market, the GriGri finally has a true rival: the Mad Rock Lifeguard. - Mojo Gear
Compact, light and durable. Our new device has been constructed using hot forged aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel for increased durability. The Lifeguard can be used with classic belay techniques with single ropes ranging from 8.9mm to 11mm for lead and top-rope climbing.
"Many devices have come to challenge the GriGri, but the Lifeguard stands apart with one truly unique feature: it’s used exactly like a tube style/ATC belay device—there isn’t a new hand position to learn, no unusual technique to familiarize yourself with, and most importantly, no safety system that must be overridden to quickly feed out slack. If you can use an ATC, you already know how to use the Lifeguard." - Gear You Ought To Know