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Q&A Why are full body harnesses uncommon in mountaineering?

In principle, it is known that full body harnesses are useful for situations where the center of gravity is higher - e.g. for children, or for Alpine situations involving carrying heavy loads. A fu...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to instruct someone how to take off a climbing harness?

After rappelling near waterfalls, or during the rain, the harness often becomes wet and hard to remove -- particularly for inexperienced people. How can I instruct someone in how to remove the har...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there gender-specific climbing harnesses?

Are there any gender-specific climbing (or other) harnesses? For example a chest harness?

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A When climbing, how far should the tie-in knot be from the harness?

Recently I heard as a general rule of thumb that one should leave at most the width of your hand as space between the knot (a figure eight for instance) and the harness. Its quite obvious that one ...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by ftiaronsem‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there any evidence that attaching a biner to both seat and leg loops results in a 3-way load?

It is commonly known that loading your carabiner in three directions is bad, as it reduces it's strength. This is apparent when talking about belay stations, as e.g. described in this blog post by ...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by imsodin‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Climbing harness: clip two carabiners to avoid cross-loading

For reasons of time-saving and avoiding retie figure 8 knots all the time, can I clip the figure 8 knot via two carabiners each clipped to either loop of the harness? This way there will be no cros...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Gregory Stein‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I use a rescue harness for recreational climbing?

I bought a sport harness and a rescue harness. I'm just wondering if i can use them interchangeably.

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by John nguyen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How fast does suspension trauma happen?

In this question I asked about suspension trauma and why it's effects come to be. Apparently the main reason is reduced blood flow/ circulation. This is due to blood vessels being constrained/pre...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by fgysin reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I fall out of my sit harness?

In sport and trad climbing, a sit harness is widely used (except for children). However, I wondered if there is the possibility to fall out of it? One situation where I could see this happen is in...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why does suspension trauma happen?

This question once more brought up the topic of suspension trauma. I tried to read up on the topic, but found that the Wikipedia page was not as informative as I would have liked. Especially I'm s...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by fgysin reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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