Climbing Harnesses - Parts and Features
Knowing the different elements of a Climbing Harness can greatly help in narrowing down your selection. In this section, get familiar with the various parts and features of a typical harness and learn the function of each part.
|Rock climbing||Sports Climbing||Mountaineering||Big Wall|
|Padded leg loops |
|Slim design||Low weight and bulk||Lots of padding|
|Maximum comfort||Narrow webbing||Non-absorbent |
|Multiple gear loops||Detachable leg loops||Little padding||Highly adjustable||Full-strength
|Gear racking loops||Few frills or extras||Detachable |
|Rock Climbing Harnesses|
|Rock Climbing Belays|
If you can get the chance try a harness on while hanging on some rope. Take a few bounces to see how it absorbs the shock.
One thing you might like to consider is whether the leg loops are adjustable. If you will be using the harness in variable climates where you have more or less clothing on your legs, it is beneficial to have adjustable leg loops. However it is common that a harness with adjustable leg loops will be slightly heavier than one without.
Hi, I am a roofer and do alot of really steep roofs. I am wondering would I be leagally able to use a rock climbing harness, full body I guess with D-rings all over it....
I''m actually in the process of researching harnesses. I want one so bad! This article came in handy, thanks!