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Ride in the Misty Mountain Women's Cadillac Harness whether you're climbing big walls in Yosemite or ice climbing in Denali. There are two buckles at the waist and one at each leg to accommodate summer or winter climbing outfits, and Cordura reinforcements ensure long-lasting durability. Misty Mountain added six gear loops for a plethora of big wall gear, and there are side slots for ice clippers. The rear webbing haul loop accommodates big bags of gear as well as chalk bags for those few-and-far-between days at the gym.
- Cordura reinforcements
- Double waist buckles
- Adjustable leg loops
- Six gear loops
- Side ice clipper slots
- Rear webbing haul loop
- Item #MST000B
What do you think about this product?
June 8, 2019
Best Trad Harness
I ordered a LOT of harnesses recommended for big days on the wall, and this one was the best one for my needs. The gear loops are HUGE and easily accessible (some have the rear too far back so I can't see any gear while I'm climbing, others have tiny loops that can't fit my full rack). The fit is incredibly comfy and the extra weight compared to sport harnesses is unnoticeable. I tried the women's and the men's fit and would highly recommend going with the women's if you wear your harness around the small of your waist, above your hips. There's a little extra length on the leg loops and it makes a world of difference in comfortability. As for sizing, I ordered a Small and have a 27" waist and 22" thighs, and the fit is perfect. I can wear it in hot weather or layered up when it is colder out. Getting it cinched down is a bit harder to get used to at first, but once you figure it out it isn't bad at all.
August 7, 2019
Did you feel like the sizing was pretty accurate, or did it run a tiny bit small/large? I'm RIGHT on the fence between sizes and my instinct is to size down because it'll stretch with a crapton of gear hanging off it (I need something to use route-setting) but if it runs a tiny bit small I'll go with the bigger size.
March 23, 2019
The Ultimate Trad and Big Wall Harness
Got this when I started getting into big wall climbing and was not disappointed. 4 hour hanging belays are totally fine. Also great for trad climbing. I used to have a BD Chaos that would sag when climbing with a large rack. The wide waist belt on the Cadillac is great for that. The 6 gear loops are better that the 5 gear loop design like on the Adjama (fifth loop on the back) That results in putting gear under my chalk bag and in the way in offwidths and chimneys. One of my favorite things about it, is how durable it is. I've put it through many offwidths with no signs of wear! It also weighs less than you would think. Overkill for sport but PERFECT for trad and big wall.
December 8, 2018
Received wrong color
My husband ordered the gray with purple stitching for me and we received the plain gray one. Awesome harness though, fit is perfect. I got a Small. I'm 5'6" and 150lb. 28 inch waist with 38 inch hips, 22 inch thighs.
November 10, 2018
I am 5'5", 130 lbs, 27" waist, and I have an XS. Based on my measurements, I could wear an S, but it felt too small when I tried it on. I kind of hate how this harness sits on me, but I think I'm an anomaly. Most people seem to love it. I can't get it to chinch up as tight as I want it, and when it's weighted down with gear the quick adjust slips and makes me need to readjust it constantly, which is an ongoing struggle. Also, in such a small harness, it feels like everything is squished together, making it just awkward to cinch up and adjust properly. I can't really blame Misty Mountain for that, but I do feel like I'm on a never-ending mission to find a harness that fits a small woman (I'm not even that tiny!!) and can carry gear comfortably. When I called Misty Mountain to discuss this, they said that the fit was fine (and that an S would have been fine too), and they offered to send me a non-quick adjust version, which I appreciated but declined. As far as the loops, I purchased this harness specifically because I was struggling with fit in other harnesses and also racking up gear on four loops. I find the six loops on this a bit of overkill, and I'm still unable to find a way to manage how I organize gear on so many loops. I find that racking anything on the lower loops on this makes my gear hang a lot lower than I find comfortable for climbing, so I avoid it. Hanging in this harness is also quite uncomfortable, unlike what I read in other reviews. I feel like this pinches nerves in my legs in a weird way, and I can barely stand hanging in it longer than a long lower, let alone a hanging belay. So, with that said, if anyone knows of anything better...please share!
October 15, 2018
My mom is a big trad climber and she needed a new harness to do multi pitch trad so I got this harness for her. She normally carries her gear on a sling but wanted to try racking cams/nuts/slings on the harness. Works great! The upper loops are orientated upwards so that when you place gear on it, it bends down at about a 90 degree angle making it easy to get to gear on the loops underneath. Love the two buckles at the waist which keeps it centered. Thought it might run a little large. I bought her a small which is the size she is in Black Diamond and could have gone with a XS in the Misty but will stick with the small. She's probably between the two. It's not too heavy which was an initial concern, but it doesn't feel any heavier than the Black Diamond harness. Great product!
September 16, 2017
If you do multipitch trad climbing, then you're familiar with the traffic jam that is your 4 gear loops when you're heading up the pitch (or as you're cleaning up after your leader). If you've ever wished you had a couple extra gear loops, then you need this harness in your life. The harness has 3 gear loops on each side, and they're offset (two on top, one underneath). The two on the bottom can get to be a little inaccessible when you're loaded up, so I use those to hold gear I won't need right away (cordelette and webbing, rappel device, gloves, etc.), and that frees up the top four gear loops for cams, stoppers, and draws. Nice and organized! :) I originally ordered the basic version, but I exchanged it for the Quick Adjust version instead. The QA version is much easier to get in and out of and — like the name implies — to quickly adjust it for comfort. So worth the five extra bucks. My ONE gripe with this harness — and it's idiosyncratic — is that I can't stand it when companies make women's gear in pink/purple (or put flowers/butterflies/unicorns on it). Drives me CRAZY. But I took a wise woman's advice and covered up the purple stitching with some Beal Rope Marker. Voila. Now the stitching is black! :) :) :)
September 20, 2017
Thank you for supporting our community with all of your helpful reviews, Laralyn!
June 12, 2017
Comfort & Quality
Very comfortable. Perfect for multi pitch climbing. Quality seems solid.
December 25, 2016
So much gear!
Got this for a family member who loves trad climbing. She loves this harness. The adjustability in the legs and the waist is top notch. And those gear loops! if your a trad climber you know this harness. You'll see it all over the creek and people swear by them. Not only will it take a beating in perfect splitters, it is still light enough to take out for a day of sport climbing. I believe all these harnesses are hand made. No factory line for misty mountain, just a bunch of climbers who want to provide gear and reliable gear for everyone.
August 6, 2019
I'm right on the fence between a medium and large (32" waist but 24" chicken legs) - any advice on which size to get?
August 14, 2019
Definitely prioritize your waist when sizing, as that is THE most important part, for you safety. :)