Yates Shield Harness

Yates Shield Front View
Yates Shield Back View
Yates Shield Front View
Yates Shield Back View

High tech harness well suited for Big Walls, long Ice Routes and hanging belays.
* Fully Padded Big Wall Harness.
* New SAFELOCK Double Pass Buckle Closure System adds security and eliminates webbing creep in buckle system during hauling.
* 5” Swami belt lined with
Polar-plus laminated 3/8” foam. Tapered anatomical design for flexibility and comfort. Swami is secured using 4000 lb. rated
double pass buckles. Waist belt adjusts 4-6“ to accommodate extra clothing for cold weather climbs.
* Racking system uses large diameter sheathed tubing for easy clipping. Built in hammer holster. 3500 lb. rated haul loop.
* Shield leg loops are fully adjustable to accommodate a variety of sizing requirements .
* Leg Loops are constructed of brushed Polyester webbing filled with 3/16” HYPURCEL foam.
* This new type of foam padding offers the best compression resistance and is guaranteed to never flatten out even after extended use. Leg loops are 2 3/4” wide for small size and 3 1/4” wide for M-XXL harnesses. The “Shield” offers a new standard in big wall harness comfort and versatility.

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Technical Specifications

Weight 652 g
Weight per Size

M : 652 g / 23 oz

Gender Unisex
Sizes Available
Gear Loops 6 Gear loops
Ice Clip Slots No
Belay (loop or tie in) One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Manual Doubleback
Leg Buckle Type Manual Doubleback
Drop Seat Yes
Haul Loop Yes (0kN)
Size Chart

S (will fit the upper range of XS)
Waist : 69-79 cm / 27-31 in
Legs : 51-56 cm / 20-22 in
Waist : 76-86 cm / 30-34 in
Legs : 56-61 cm / 22-24 in
Waist : 84-94 cm / 33-37 in
Legs : 61-66 cm / 24-26 in
Waist : 91-102 cm / 36-40 in
Legs : 66-71 cm / 26-28 in
Waist : 99-112 cm / 39-44 in
Legs : 66-74 cm / 26-29 in