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Petzl Altitude Harness
  • Petzl Altitude Harness
  • Petzl Altitude Harness
  • Petzl Altitude Harness
  • Petzl Altitude Harness

Altitude

Petzl

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Description

Ultra-lightweight mountaineering / ski harness, dons with feet on the ground.

Designed with WIREFRAME Technology construction, the ALTITUDE harness is built for mountaineering and skiing. Ultra-light, its design makes it easy to don, even when wearing skis or crampons.

Description

Ultra-light and compact:
- minimal bulk, when packed in its bag.
Can be donned while wearing skis or crampons:
- dons with feet on the ground.
- the DoubleBack Light buckle and tightening strap are easy to operate, even with gloves.
Optimal simplicity and accessorization:
- four equipment loops totally integrated into the harness to minimize interference when wearing a backpack.
- each leg loop has a keeper with siliconized interior, for positioning an ice screw.
- streamlined design with waistbelt and leg loops using WIREFRAME Technology construction.

Specifications

Color(s): orange/white
Material(s): nylon monofilament, polyester, high-modulus polyethylene, aluminum.

Harness comes in a protective carry bag.

Retail price

US$ 79.95

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Weight (g)

Weight

In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll list them here.

The default weight is the middle-most size, often this is size M.

150 g

S/M : 150 g / 5.3 oz
M/L : 160 g / 5.6 oz
L/XL : 170 g / 6.0 oz

Gender Unisex
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Gear Loops

Number of Gear Loops

Gear loops are used to hold gear (quickdraws, cams, etc) onto your harness. 4 gear loops is most common.

0 - 1 Gear Loops

Most often on full body harnesses or guide/gym style harnesses.

2-3 Gear Loops

Mostly found on lighter harnesses made for [ski] mountaineering or high-end sport climbing where weight is a high priority.

4 - 5 Gear Loops

The standard/most common number for climbing harnesses. Perfect for sport and trad.

More Than 6 Gear Loops

Designed for long multi-pitch and big wall climbing, found on harnesses made to hold the maximum amount of gear.

Worth Considering

Occasionally, the number of gear loops will change on a harness model depending on the size. There could be 7 gear loops for the med/large but only 5 gear loops for the xsmall/small. In this case we list the highest number for the filters, and then write an explanation on the product page like, “Size S/XS can only fit 5 gear loops.”

4 Gear loops
Ice Clip Slots

Ice Clip Slot

Ice clipper slots are made to fit a carabiner that holds ice screws. These slots are generally only used by ice climbers but there is no disadvantage to having them on your harness.

Less than 40% of harnesses will have ice clipper slots. And those harnesses will usually have 2 or 4 slots, often located next to, or between, the gear loops.

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Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type Clip
Drop Seat No
Haul Loop

Haul Loop

Trad climbers often look for a haul loop as they're intended to haul a rope (second line) or pack (while you climb the chimney).

A haul loop can also hold shoes or other accessories. Although not the intended use, it is also commonly used to hold a chalk bag.

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Certification CE, EN, UIAA
Petzl Altitude Harness
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Petzl has done it again, leading the industry with the first harness to incorporate Dyneema into an ultra-lightweight, full strength harness.  Weighing in at only 150 grams (5.29 ounces), the Altitude harness is the lightest in the world.  You can bet you’ll see others follow suit in the coming years to catch up to Petzl’s innovation.  Currently other’s in it’s class weigh in at 215 to 260 g. (9.17 oz).