Author Topic: Using a caving harness for climbing or via ferrata  (Read 1554 times)

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Re: Using a caving harness for climbing or via ferrata
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2019, 06:16:40 pm »
A BOD harness is a very basic unpadded mountaineering harness made by Black Diamond. It not really designed for falling in. You wouldn't really use one if you thought that you may have to fall in it or even hang in it. As has been said already, you need to choose the right equipment for a particular task.

 

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Re: Using a caving harness for climbing or via ferrata
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2019, 07:15:32 pm »
Sounds about as much use as a chocolate teapot then, Madness.... :lol:
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Re: Using a caving harness for climbing or via ferrata
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2019, 08:28:38 pm »
It's cheap and sells thousands to climbing centres for to prolong kids.

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Re: Using a caving harness for climbing or via ferrata
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2019, 10:32:32 pm »
Sounds about as much use as a chocolate teapot then, Madness.... :lol:

It may just have been designed for those with ample natural padding ;)

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Re: Using a caving harness for climbing or via ferrata
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2019, 08:04:49 am »
Designed for alpine mountaineers who wear lots more layers & don't need the padding that might get damp & freeze (but now mostly sold for centre use as they are so adjustable & will never see a fall factor)...

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Re: Using a caving harness for climbing or via ferrata
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2019, 09:17:20 am »
I'm not sure I've ever seen a Bod in a climbing centre as they are a little more complicated than is ideal; tends to be the DMM Centre Alpine or equivalent. Might be more common in older climbing centres.

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Re: Using a caving harness for climbing or via ferrata
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2019, 08:41:17 pm »
Yeah, I meant alpine harnesses generally, rather than that particular model.