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Corax LT Women
Comfortable, durable and versatile climbing harness for women.
Built specifically for women, the CORAX LT WOMEN is a versatile climbing harness. Designed and manufactured by Petzl, it benefits from the brand’s expertise and reputation and is a comfortable harness while belaying or hanging. Four gear loops provide sufficient space for the required gear (quickdraws, nuts, or other equipment). The quality of materials make it highly durable. Available in five sizes for a variety of options.
- Petzl quality and expertise:
- designed by Petzl in France and manufactured by Petzl
- quality control throughout the production process, each Petzl harness undergoes systematic quality inspection of all its structural components
- high-durability exterior fabric for better abrasion resistance
- highly durable tie-in points with polyester reinforcement
- steel DOUBLEBACK buckle allows easy adjustment for the entire life of the harness
- designed specifically for women, including an adapted rise and waistbelt-to-leg-loop ratio for a better fit
- ideal pressure distribution across the waistbelt and leg loops maximizes comfort while belaying or hanging
- elasticized leg loop straps and flexible connection straps allow maximum mobility
- high-quality foam provides comfort and excellent pressure distribution over time (FRAME Technology construction)
- durable and soft interior that enhances comfort
- Ready to carry and organize gear:
- two front gear loops are rigid and angled to bring the gear forward for easy clipping and unclipping of quickdraws
- two flexible rear gear loops allow a backpack to be worn
- rear accessory loop for chalk bag, shoes, quick link, trail line, or other gear
- capable of racking ice screws, tools such as hammers, and other gear with the addition of a CARITOOL EVO tool holder
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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.
| 400 g
XS : 350 g / 12.3 oz
|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.”
|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
|Waist Buckle Type
|Leg Buckle Type
|None (it stretches)
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.
|CE, EN, UIAA
I like the Petzl Corax LT. The foam is far more comfortable compared to Black Diamond’s Momentum. I have had to learn how to unclip from my gear loops slightly different, but it hasn’t stopped my progress. Before buying, though, measure your hips and your thighs to receive a harness geared toward your size.
A checklist helping you monitor your harness health, helping to know when to retire your harness.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl harnesses.
How to use Petzl Harness, warnings, lifetime with instructional pictures
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.
How to use Petzl Corax (good and bad), inspection with instructional pictures.