The “fine print”

  1. Gstrings are designed for exercise only and should only be used as described in this website. Each Gstring should be suspended so each of the four cords of the sling holds an equal amount of the climber’s weight. Using a single Gstring repeatedly with only two of the four cords holding over 225 lb. can lead to metal fatigue and possible failure of the hold.  The vertical pinch grip is an exception to this. In this position it is designed to hold the climber’s weight using just two of the four cords for support. It is the sole responsibility of the user to follow these instructions.

  2. Climbing-related activities are inherently dangerous and the risk of death or serious injury can never be completely eliminated. It is the climber’s responsibility to seek competent climbing instruction and then make his/her own choices regarding acceptable risk.         

How to adjust for different grip positions

When first receiving your Gstrings, after travel, or after adjusting the angle of the grips, make sure the spreader bar is locked down all the way against the bottom of the hold and that the cords of the 3D-sling are pulled through the holes. Before each use check to make sure the knots inside the crimper are tight and secure.

Also, make sure that all four cords of the 3D-Sling are of equal length so they equally support your weight. If they are unequal, pop the cord-lock tube up and shorten the longer leg by pulling cord slightly through the tube, then re-lock the cord by pushing the tube down against the bottom of the grip.

The key to getting the most out of your new Gstrings is learning how to adjust the 3D-Sling to produce the various grip positions. It’s easy and quick to change from one grip position to another once you understand the basic principles and practice it a few times.

Changing grip angle: Pull ripcord with one hand to loosen the tension on the 3D-Sling cords while at the same time rotating grip with the other hand to desired position keeping a bit of tension on it. If you are changing the grip position drastically (i.e. from flat edge to crimper position), it may take a couple of sea-saw rocking motions to achieve the desired position. Once the desired location is achieved, give a firm tug on grip to lock cords again before using. Caution: do not remove the ‘biners from the RipCord adjustment system. If you do, the adjustment system will collapse. In the event that happens, go to and follow steps 13-19 to reassemble so that it functions again.


Grip Positions

    - edge

    - jug

    - crimp

    - sloper

    - pinch

   - mantle

    - undercling