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Old September 27th, 2019, 12:26 PM #1
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Need Help: Rock Climbing Harnesses

Looking for safety harness & want to consider the option of a rock climbing harness based on blood pooling problems I keep hearing about from conventional harnesses. Consider the recommendations of specific equipment and where to go for your purchase. You want to use both the rope and the safety rope in combination with tree and ladder posts.
Need a new seat belt and want to consider a climbing belt based on blood
Thanks for any/all help.

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Old September 27th, 2019, 12:50 PM #2
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Not super helpful here but I picked mine up online somewhere. It’s a black diamond brand harness and has meet my expectations. I attach mine to a prussic knot on a safety line and never allow more than a few feet of slack in the safety line. It works great and I find it to be a huge improvement in convenience and comfort over the typical hunter safety harnesses.
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Old September 27th, 2019, 02:38 PM #3
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REI has a few, and a rope hanging from the ceiling for you to try it out. I have a Black Diamond Momentum for Rock climbing, and it's comfortable and good for a basic harness. Some others have a wider belt or more padding. Being I spend the majority of the time climbing, and not hanging I like the less bulky harnesses, more comfortable for wearing around, and properly adjusted they are OK for most lowering. Main advantage of the really wide/ soft harnesses is lead climbing where you can drop 10' or more and get a hard jerk when your belay catches you.
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Old September 27th, 2019, 06:32 PM #4
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Get a big wall harness, not a sport climbing harness. Much more padding and webbing surface area.

The Black Diamond Big Gun Harness is a perfect example of what you will want to get.
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Old September 27th, 2019, 09:58 PM #5
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Why is blood pooling in the legs an issue or concern? If you find yourself in suspension, just lower yourself to the ground.

Disclaimer: I know nothing about the particulars of tree stand hunting but I climb trees and fly around in them suspended by rope(s) to cut them down.
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+1 for REI. My daughter and I both have Black Diamond harnesses and loved them.
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I'm a pretty big guy (6'5" 265 lbs) and do a lot of indoor top-rope/lead climbing. I wear this harness for hours on end w/o issue or discomfort. It even comes in a XXL size!

https://www.rei.com/product/125287/m...e-harness-mens
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Check our wesspur.com for good selection and information.

Also sherrilltree.com
Buckinghammfg.com
And lots of YouTube info out there.


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