Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your harness.
Versatile and fully adjustable climbing and mountaineering harness.
The CORAX is a highly versatile harness: easy to use and comfortable, it is designed for rock climbing, mountaineering or via ferrata. Four gear loops provide sufficient space for the required gear. This fully adjustable harness is available in three colors and in two sizes, to fit different preferences and body types.
- Versatile and easy to use:
- waistbelt equipped with two DOUBLEBACK buckles to easily adjust and center the harness, keeping the gear loops in a position that is easily accessible
- adjustable leg loops allow easy adjustment of the harness to different body types and clothing
- Ready to carry and organize gear:
- two front gear loops are rigid for easy clipping and unclipping of quickdraws
- two rear gear loops are flexible, angled to bring gear to the front and comfortable when carrying a backpack
- rear accessory loop for chalk bag, shoes, quick link, trail line, or other gear
- capable of racking ice screws with the CARITOOL EVO tool holder
- FRAME Technology construction allows weight to be distributed across the waistbelt and the leg loops
- interior contact areas are lined with soft material
- available in three colors and two sizes
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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.
| 470 g|
Size 1 : 470 g / 16.6 oz
|Sizes||XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1 Size Fits All|
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.”
|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.
|Belay / Tie-In||One Loop|
|Waist Buckle Type||Quick Adjust|
|Leg Buckle Type||Quick Adjust|
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|| |
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