/ Harness and helmet for interested friends
Does anyone have any recommendations for a harness and helmet that would be suitable for taking novice friends climbing? I'm thinking something basic and with a wide size range to accommodate a wide variety of friends. This probably puts me into the realms of centre type harnesses: does anyone have any particular favourites from personal experience? Any ideas about helmet fit?
I have a Bod for a spare, but there are times when I've had to borrow a DMM centre harness: these certainly have a huge range and can cope with the whole range from relatively small children (<30kg) up to large adults.
If I was getting another, that would be my pick.
The best option is a widely-adjustable proper climbing harness with double waist buckles. That basically means either a Petzl Corax or a Mammut Ophir Rental both of which are superb fully featured harnesses.
As regards helmets I'd probably go for a BD Half-Dome or one of the DMM ones, but I can't argue against a Petzl Ecrins Rock fitting the bill in terms of being durable and adjustable albeit on the heavy side.
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