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Everything you need to get climbing.
Mad Rock's Mars Deluxe Men's Climbing Package won't actually help you send it all the way to space, but it is the perfect setup for beginning climbers who don't want to cut corners. The Mars Harness is legendarily comfortable, with sculpted air pockets that provide serious cushion for long days full of pulling down, dual gear loops for plenty of cams and draws, and adjustable leg loops for comfort and safety.
You can't climb without belaying and rappelling, so Mad Rock included its Ultra-Tech HMS screwgate carabiner and Wingman belay device. The Ultra-Tech's screwgate helps ensure reliable and safe belaying, and the Wingman's spring-loaded design helps make sure that it doesn't lock up when you're feeding out rope. Finally, just so you're fully equipped, the Mars Deluxe package also includes a chalkbag so you don't have to fight through sweaty and slippery hands in the gym or at the crag.
- Mars harness with sculpted air pockets
- Adjustable leg loops
- Dual gear loops
- Ultra-Tech HMS screwgate locking carabiner
- Wingman belay device
- Chalkbag with drawcord and buckled belt
- Item #MRC000M
- Q & A
Great Starter Package
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this for my boyfriend to get him into climbing and with a few initial impressions I'd say it's a great way to go. The price for getting the gear necessary to sport climb is awesome. He didn't have a preference or know what he would prefer or not when it came to harnesses, so spending extra $$ seemed pointless. He finds the harness to be comfortable and he's learning to use the belay device. I'm sure we'll upgrade in the future, but this is nice for someone just starting out that doesn't want to dish out a bunch of cash right away.
Great value to get into climbing!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
If you have a friend that wants to get into climbing, this is a great package to get them into this wonderful sport with minimal investment. I was blown away at the value you get for the price you pay. I got this package for a buddy and he's been using this gear for the past year and it's been holding up just fine!
No chalk sock
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The package overall seemed like a pretty good deal. Like the other reviewers, my Mars package arrived without a chalk sock. A phone call to customer service resulted in an offer to send me a generic chalk sock, or refund a few dollars. I appreciated this.
Edit: I have since climbed a lot with this gear. I don't like the Wingman belay device. I prefer the Black Diamond ATC for ease of use. The chalk bag and biner both work fine. After 7 months of weekly use, the harness broke. Not in a major way. The cross piece on the bottom tie-in loop broke. I guess I fall alot...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
You can't go wrong with picking up everything you need to start climbing with this kit; you'll save a lot of money. The harness and belay device are really nice quality and do the job nicely. The chalk bag is really just a chalk bag. Nothing too special.
My only complaint is that it did not come with a chalk sock like it said which isn't too big of a deal but I would have liked to save myself the time and money and just had it included. What they lacked for there was made up by a pretty cheap yet convenient bag which holds shoes, harness, and chalk bag with some room for snacks leftover.