Big walls are scary, so make them safer.
- Two belay loops simplify your gear when belaying or rappeling
- Four gear loops and a rear haul loop rack up the cams, draws, and other gear you need to get to the top
- 3-D adjustable-rise system ensures a tight, but comfortable fit that won’t loosen halfway up The Nose
- Large dimensions and thick padding spread out the stress for hours, even days, of wearing the Waldo
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Big sofa harness
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I haven't found a comfier climbing harness than this one. That said, long, awkward hanging belays can still suck, and if you're looking for a cozy seat, try a butt sling, bosun's chair, or portaledge. Better yet, climb faster.
This thing has so many loops that I don't know what to do with them. You won't run out of places to clip in gear. There are two belay loops, which I've never really understood. Girth hitching daisies to them adds unwanted length and seems less safe than using the tie-in points. Things get crowded enough down there without another loop to add to the mess. I think I'll cut one of them off.
The number of full-strength components that Metolius squeezes into their harnesses is impressive. The gear loops manage to stay clippably thin even with strong webbing running through them.
Adjustability is good. Leg loops don't slip down over time like I'm used to seeing on my BD harnesses.
Overall I'm pretty happy with the harness. I got it as a comfy harness for photography and hanging out on walls. It is heavy, though. I wouldn't recommend it for just any kind of climbing.
SO FRIGGIN COMFORTABLE!
I hung around in this baby for at least an hour straight during a day of cragging while taking pictures/practicing hanging belays, didn't feel a thing! the gear loops are UBER DURABLE, you can sling 15lbs of gear on the loops and it feels as though there's nothing on the harness at all, the weight is spread around such a large area. also, hiking in the harness is comfortable as well! i hiked to the top of Kern Canyon about 3 miles in. (more like a loose-gravel scramble on all fours for 800 vertical feet over 700-900 horizontal feet), and forgot to take off my harness before stepping into my car. you will get about a half-inch or so of restriction if you try to bring your legs up to your chest, it's just so plush.
Bottom line: if you want your own personal Comfy chair-harness, this is it.
The photo shows just how huge this harness is, and I bought the Small... (fits perfectly on my 29 or 30" waist, and will rack all the gear shown)
Hi everyone, I was just wondering how this...
Hi everyone, I was just wondering how this seemingly brilliant harness would do for a photographer? I hang around a lot out of tall trees and whatnot for up to a few hours at a time, but a bosun's chair would be too much of a hassle for lazy me to bring up there with me. I'm 6'1" and 160 Lbs, so I can consider myself a fairly skinny guy (hence the sore, numb legs from sitting around in my old BD Momentum), any advice or insight would be much appreciated! :)
Yeah the Waldo would be pretty plush for that purpose. I've often used my wall harness to shoot climbers and rigging for hours. Plenty comfortable and lots of ability to attach stuff to it.
Max, get a tree climbing saddle, possible from newtribe.com or treestuff.com
hello i need 30 wall climbing harness ,300...
hello i need 30 wall climbing harness ,300 meters rope and wall climbing holds please send me the last price of them with photos thanks
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