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    4 Reviews


    Performance-driven, yet padded.

    The Cassin Warden Harness is Camp USA's high-end free climbing harness that's burly for big walls, aid routes, and ice climbs. Like a big wall harness should be, the Warden is heavily padded with perforated EVA at the waist, 3mm padding at each leg, and 3D mesh for the breathable cush you need at each belay. Camp USA laminated each leg loop to help with support and weight distribution on long hangs.

    The Warden features two auto-locking buckles at the waist and one auto-locking buckle at each leg. There are six reinforced gear loops for big wall racks, and two Hypalon slots store hub racking carabiners for the ice world. Abrasion-resistant external fabrics keep the Warden strong through seasons offwidths, chimneys, rock, and ice. Camp USA also added its convenient No-Twist belay loop, drop seat functionality, a haul loop, and a second attachment point for anchors, cordelette, or a chalk bag.

    • Abrasion-resistant external fabrics
    • 3D mesh lining
    • Perforated padding at waist
    • Laminated edge-control leg loops with padding
    • Auto-locking buckles at waist and legs
    • No-Twist belay loop
    • Six reinforced gear loops, two Hypalon slots
    • Haul loop with secondary attachment point
    • Drop seat with four buckles
    • Item #CSN000D

    Tech Specs

    abrasion-resistant, 3D mesh
    [waist] 6mm EVA, [legs] 3mm EVA
    Adjustable Leg Loops
    yes, edge-load laminate construction
    Gear Loops
    Ice Clipper Slots
    yes, 2 Hypalon slots
    Haul Loop
    Chalk Bag Hanger
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    big wall, aid, ice, mixed, trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Light comfortable long day harness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    It is light, it is comfortable.

    I use it for big walls and trad multi pitches with short approaches. Several times I have used it for sport climbing on long road trips and even for indoors plastic pulling.

    Two additional reinforced daisy chain loops is a cool feature. Although do not hang on those loops for more then several seconds - asymmetrical hangs are awkward.

    Buckles are smooth. Although two waist buckles are a bit overdesign, personally I prefer DMM floating waist belt design. Also there is a small issue with a bit too bulky straps which are going in the way when waist buckles are tighten more then half way, I'm solving it by wrapping 'em around harness's waist belt.

    Small size is not really small. There should be an XS size (the common men harnesses design flaw).

    You really can use only 4 gear loops for racking gear on lead. Not a big deal - 4 is enough, two back loops are for wind membrane, anchor material, water bottle, snacks, belay device, etc.

    I found anti cross loading belay loop to be an overdesign. Most likely because I use anti cross loading Edelrid belay locker.

    The small extra "hauling" loop is a great addition. I found it very usefull to hang small light compact things (like snack bag).

    + Light.
    + Breathable.
    + Comfortable even on long hanging belays.
    + Smooth buckles.
    + Easy to convert to swami belt.
    + 4 convenient gear loops.
    + Low bulk for that comfortable harness.

    * Two reinforced daisy chain loops.
    * Two waist buckles.
    * Anti cross-loading belay loop.

    - Two gear loops are virtually inaccessible when leading.
    - Small size is a bit too large (I'm 5'9" 130lbs).
    - White straps become dirty too fast.

    Have never tried it for winter/ice/mix climbing. There is not that much snow and ice in California last two years.

    Bottom line. My sincere recommendation for big walls and long trad MP with awkward belays.

    I Wasn't Expecting It To Be This Good

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The good folks from CAMP USA put on the CAMP USA Adventure Week for a few the Expert Gearheads here at Backcountry and holy heck was it one jam packed week of nothing but testing gear.

    One of the main pieces I tried and loved is the CAMP USA - Cassin Warden harness. I've had my eyes on a few of the beefier harnesses for the longer trad days. I can't say I'm a big wall climber but I still wanted a harness that I could do 5 pitches in and not feel like my back was destroyed from all the hanging belays.

    After the first day of climbing in the harness I was nothing but thrilled with the comfort but also the features.

    I've never experienced a harness as comfortable as this one. The other harnesses I've tried have always needed to be bulky in order to provide a decent level of comfort; but still less comfortable than this harness. CAMP USA figured out how to keep the harness pretty low profile while maximizing comfort. I've been sport climbing in this harness and still loved it. So it's not strictly a big wall or trad harness for long days. I'm glad I found this harness and was able to work it into my kit. A lot of the comfort comes from the extra height of the waist and the leg loops. Instead of being 3-4 inches tall like most harness waist bands and super thick, they were able to increase the height but keep the profile low.

    Gear Loops:
    There are 6 gear loops that are staggered. This makes organizing your rack super easy and effortless. There are also two ice clipper slots up front. I don't have much of a need for those right now, but that'll be nice come next winter.

    No-Twist Belay Loop:
    This is one of the great features across the CAMP USA line of harnesses. Most have it. But the No-Twist Belay Loop is pretty cool. It allows you to thread your locking biner through the belay loop in a way that keeps the biner in place to aid against cross loading the biner when belaying. Mind blown.

    This taller waist band definitely aids in the comfort. But is still really low profile and light weight. I had no issues with over heating on the warmer days.

    Yeah these are just like the waist band, super comfortable. Normally I experience leg loops that feel super unpleasant on other harnesses, either because of the lack of padding or the poor geometry, but the Warden leg loops are fully adjustable which really allows you to dial in the fit for your body.

    4-Point Adjustment:
    Most harnesses are just a 3 point adjustment (1 per leg loop and 1 for the waist) and if your body is not spot on for that harness you can find the gear loops being offset and not centered properly. With the four-point adjustment on this harness, you have two points of adjustment on the waist band that allows you to tighten and loosen so the gear loops and harness is perfectly centered.

    On most of the CAMP USA harnesses I opted for the Large but on the Warden Harness I went with a Medium and was still on the small end of the sizing with my 33" waist.

    If you have any questions at all, let me know and I'm more than happy to help you pick out the perfect harness that suites your needs.

    Jared D.
    Expert Gearhead

    Long days, let's stay comfortable.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Had the pleasure of going on CAMP USA's Adventure week with some of my Expert Gearhead comrades and the guys from CAMP threw all the gear out on the table(or the hood of a vehicle). We spent the whole week camping and climbing with a focus on fast and light, spending all of our time in the high alpine.

    With CAMP's light weight mentality for all things climbing they came out with the Warden for Big Wall, Aid, and Traditional Climbing, and made it the lightest one yet. I wore this harness for an entire 8 hour day and I have never been so happy with keeping a harness on the entire time. The comfort combined this the slender feel is unprecedented compared to other big wall harnesses that seem to be excessively bulky and cumbersome to use.

    I am a 30" waist and I have the small which fits perfectly. Compared to the CAMP AIR CR which I bumped up to a medium.

    The gear loops are positioned in a way that makes a heavy rack sit well and easy to manage.

    If you have any questions about the Warden or other CAMP products give me a shout.

    Eric Watford
    Expert Gearhead

    Fully Loaded and Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This harness was extremely well thought out. I love the tie in points that are off the belay loop. Things can get pretty crowded on that belay loop and it's nice to tie aiders or runners on the secondary attachment points. The harness is well padded and comfortable but doesn't feel too bulky. I was right in between a S/M. I went S, I'm a 33" waist. The waist fits me well, the leg loops may get a little snug as I ramp up my bike riding for the summer season. Love all the gear loops, great harness!