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Beal Rebel Front
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Adjustable rock climbing harness.
Web-Core technology provides exceptional levels of comfort thanks to optimal pressure distribution on hips and thighs.
The ultra-light Dynamic-Fit (Black Diamond licence) system allows for easy leg loop adjustments.

• High levels of comfort thanks to the Web-Core concept.
• Compact and lightweight.
• 2 sizes.
• 4 'Kar-Aside' gear loops.

High level climbing.

Retail price

US$ 74.95

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Weight (g)


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.

380 g

Size 1: 380 g / 13.4 oz
Size 2 : 400 g / 14.1 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)

Gender Unisex
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1 Size Fits All
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.

No, 0
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type Manual Doubleback
Drop Seat Yes
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.

Yes  (14kN)
Certification CE, EN, UIAA
Size Chart

Size 1
Waist: 69-87 cm / 27.2-34.3 in
Legs: 47-59 cm / 18.5-23.2 in
Size 2
Waist 82-100 cm / 32.3- 39.4 in
Legs: 55-67 cm / 21.7-26.4 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

All Around View of Beal Rebel

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Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

“This harness looked too svelte to offer any real comfort on hanging belays and big falls, but when I weighted it for the first time, I forgot I even had it on,” one tester said, after a weekend of projecting Wind and Rattlesnakes (5.12a) in Wild Iris, Wyoming. “That’s the sign of an easy-to-wear harness.” Beal is using what they call Web Core technology, which bar-tacks two smaller pieces of webbing (the straps you pull to adjust) on either side of a wider, mesh-lined, laser-cut piece of webbing (the part that wraps around your torso). This simple process keeps the manufacturing costs cheap, the price tag low, and the weight and bulk of the harness to a minimum. Testers found the Rebel had enough comfort for hangdogging on sport projects and wearing all day on long trad climbs. The four large, articulated gear loops racked pro neatly and kept it organized, so finding the right piece wasn’t a struggle, and the two buckles in the front allowed testers to fine-tune fit—no more climbing with the belay loop off to the side because the harness doesn’t fit just right.

Climbing Zine Gear Review no rating given just a review

Given the price, the Rebel and Venus harness are a fantastic value. The dual buckle design and elastic leg loops make them the best-fitting harnesses we’ve owned. The unique virtues of the flat-webbing design—light weight and minimal bulk—make them optimal for multi-pitch adventures with long approaches. Since these qualities come as some sacrifice to comfort, they’re not the ideal sport climbing harnesses. We love the simplicity and utility of these harnesses while climbing long routes in the mountains, but find the sharp edge of the waist loop a bit uncomfortable over thin clothing. Women with hips will likely prefer a padded harness for repeated hanging and falling at the crag.