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Harness observation


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Michael Mancuso · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0

So I'm new to climbing, and I'm taking a class to make sure I'm doing things the right way. However, in the meantime, I've been watching tons of climbing videos.

I know that the harness waistband should sit on top of the iliac crest (right?), but I't seems that all the pros wear them sooo low! Like where most people wear their jeans. 

Am I missing something?!

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,476

They invariably will sag to wherever they will on your body if you don't cinch them tight. It's not a huge issue.

Michael Mancuso · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0

Tim Stich wrote:

They invariably will sag to wherever they will on your body if you don't cinch them tight. It's not a huge issue.

Thanks, Tim. They should start that hight though, correct?


FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Michael,

The harness should fit snugly over your hips, such that if you inverted, you couldn't slide out of it. 



Michael Mancuso · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0
FrankPS wrote:

Michael,

The harness should fit snugly over your hips, such that if you inverted, you couldn't slide out of it. 



Thanks, Frank! That makes sense. I just see places that say it should just not slide over your hips, and places that say it should be around the waist area.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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