Gear up for the big rigs, starting with the Big Gun.

Black Diamond created the Big Gun Harness to give you every comfort and convenience when you start up a 20+ pitch big-wall climb. This harness includes seven gear loops to hold a massive aid rack, and two belay loops to help organize the tangle of ropes and daisy chains when you're leading. Black Diamond also loaded the Big Gun Harness with enough padding to keep you comfortable at a multi-hour hanging belay while your partner does battle above you.
  • Seven gear loops to hold everything you need for an A4 pitch
  • Full-strength haul loop for your tag line
  • Extra-wide everything for improved comfort at hanging belays

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5 5

Am I wearing a harness or pillows?

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the most comfortable harness I have every worn. I can, and have, hang in them all day. The number of gear loops is great for all your pieces and whatever else you want to bring. I also find myself using this harness while I'm setting at my local gym, which I find to be a wonderful decision. No more blood loss/tingling in the legs!

5 5

7 gears loops

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This puppy has 7 gear loops. I can put so much gear on here that I end up wearing my whole rack up routes just because I can. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is up for debate. But this thing is comfortable. I can hang in this thing all day. I often will spend an hour or more top belaying several people up routes just to try and save time, which wouldn't have been possible in my old Petzl Corax. This baby supplies all day comfort.

5 5

Fallen, bashed, and wore for many hours

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this harness. I've fallen on it, abrasively moved it against rock, and sat in snow, dirt, and various elements without any problems. It's comfortable as all can be and the gear loops make for an easy management of whatever you may have.

Do the seven gear loops ever seem like to...

Do the seven gear loops ever seem like to much or do they really make rack organizing and use that much better?

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Organization will vary from person to person, but I use about 2-4 of the 7 loops at a time it seems and I am really not hampered by the remaining gear loops. They can be convenient at times when you have someone else's gear randomly on--or some last minute "Oh I just need some extra webbing here" kind of thing. The loops are definitely not impeding.

5 5

Fantastic Harness - beginner to pro

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this harness as an entry level rappelling harness. The fit is excellent and the harness is easy to put on. It has MORE than adequate gear loops and is very comfortable to wear on long pitches and big descents.

5 5

Great Harness

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

comfortable, easy wearing, carries lots of gear with ease and i barely felt the weight of the rack

5 5

Like memory foam

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this harness when I was a pretty new climber. I haven't regretted that decision. This harness is unbelievably comfortable! I always tell people that my harness is made from Swedish Memory Foam that was developed by NASA (probably not true, but you get the point).
My friend is a route setter at the local gym, and he says this is the only harness that he can hang in for hours at a time without his legs going numb.
Also, the plethora of gear loops is fantastic!
Another cool feature, is the double belay loops. When I first bought the harness, I didn't really understand why there are two belay loops. But the first time I used them, I really appreciated their value! They come in handy more than I would have ever guessed.

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...So, you say the two belay loops are handy. Can you explain; in what way did you use them?

5 5

Great Harness!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wore this harness all day long while bolting routes in Colorado. The wide leg straps were especially nice while hanging on a rope for long periods of time. In addition to it's comfort and light weight, the seven gear loops were great keeping all my equipment organized.

I highly recommend this harness for climbing on long pitches, trade climbing, and route setting.

5 5

Big Gun = Big Comfort

Great price at Backcountry and worthwhile if you plan on hanging around with extra weight for any significant amount of time. IE: Technical Aid Climbing, hauling, bolting or routesetting, or hanging belays on long aid pitches. If you'll be on the wall for multiple days, you'll be happy to have a Big Gun

Hello everyone, I was just curious as to...

Hello everyone, I was just curious as to how i should go about picking a size for myself with this particular harness? I'm a tall, skinny guy and have a 29" waist and was wondering if this harness would even adjust down that low on the small size. Thanks :)

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I'd go with the small. I am 5'10 with a 28" waist and the small fits well.

4 5

Get the Big Gun for Big Jobs

I recently purchased this harness for use during Big Wall climbing. Reading reviews about wall harnesses can be a little daunting especially when you don't have much experience aid climbing. I waited until I had about 20 aid pitches, and one major aid route (2 nights on the wall) under my belt before I purchased my first aid specific harness. After my first wall I had terrible "wall hips" that were bruised for day's after the climb, and I promised myself I would take strides to reduce this uncomfortable pain. So I practiced better hauling, and jugging techniques so that I wouldn't be constantly hanging in my crappy old harness until I had perfected my own systems. I believe that even if you have the biggest most plush wall harness out there (Yates Shield Harness) you will still experience "wall hips" if you're technique is bad.

Anyways like I was saying...after some practice I jumped in, and bought this harness. Once I received it I immediately loaded up every single gear loop with every last bit of gear I owned (which is wayyyyyyy to much) to see how this baby would sag once full loaded with a 3x rack + hauling gear. As with any harness you need to cinch it down tight to avoid having to 're-cinch' it a few pitches up, but you don't need to over tighten it to avoid harness sag. As for the multitude of gear loops I figured out a good system for myself.

We decided to climb Touchstone wall 5.8 C2 in a day without fixing, and my lead was the first few aid pitches. Immediately this harness began to show me why it stands apart from others. The 'Upper Tier' gear loop can be used to carry extra gear, but I feel like slings, and cams with snag to become a huge cluster. Instead I used these as my dedicated ladder/daisey clip in points...'Genius!' I thought to myself as I easily cruised up the first few pitches in an hour or 2. When waiting at the hanging belay's for my partner the harness felt like I was sitting in a Bosun chair (well not really, but it was real comfy), and I really new I was on the right track with this harness. The last thing the harness did to prove itself worthy was the upper free climbing pitches. All rated 5.8 to 5.10 (depending on your willingness, and level of psyche) the harness never felt clunky or bulky while free climbing.

All in all I would recommend this piece of equipment to any climber looking for a comfortable, versatile, and light weight aid/wall/multipitch harness. SEND IT!!

5 5

the boss is in town!

This is the best feeling harness ever!!! all day comfort!
7 reenforced gear loops for massive and convenient haul capacity! the fact that this seat has 2 belay loop in front makes me wonder why it isn't the new standard in the climbing community!! this is a serious harness for the man who brings everything to the rock!!!

the boss is in town!