Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your harness.
Lightweight, compact mountaineering and ski touring harness.
Go for the summit! ALTITUDE is a lightweight harness with a simple design that allows you to put on the harness without taking off your skis or crampons. It’s the ideal companion for ski touring or mountaineering. Two gear loops allow you to carry all the gear you need for excursions in the mountains.
- Designed for mountaineering and ski touring:
- Can be donned with both feet on the ground while wearing skis or crampons
- DOUBLEBACK LIGHT buckle and fastening strap are easy to operate, even with gloves
- Comfortable to wear when walking or hanging
- Lightweight and compact:
- Only 150 g (size S/M)
- Compact when stored in the pouch
- Extremely thin and flexible waistbelt and leg loops with WIREFRAME Technology: HMPE (high-modulus polyethylene) strands used in the waistbelt and leg loops provide optimal load distribution without the use of foam and the low weight and comfort of the harness make it practically unnoticeable when worn
- Simple design and capacity to carry gear:
- Streamlined design
- Single tie-in point
- Two gear loops for carrying and organizing gear
- Retainers with silicone interior on each leg loop, for carrying an ice screw
- Material(s): Nylon, polyester, high-modulus polyethylene, aluminum
- Harness comes in a protective carry pouch
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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
|Sizes||XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL|
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.
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.”
|2 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.
|Belay / Tie-In||One Loop|
|Waist Buckle Type||Quick Adjust|
|Leg Buckle Type||Clip|
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.
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
|Size Chart|| |
S/M (will fit the upper range of XS)
A checklist helping you monitor your harness health, helping to know when to retire your harness.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl harnesses.
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A pictoral representation of UIAA-105 and EN-12277 standards for harnesses.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.