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Topic - Scrambling: Harness, Bowline or....?

Johnny_Grunwald on 12 Apr 2013
I know this is lazy and I could use Google or Search the Forums but hey I'm lazy so :P

I'm considering doing the Aonach Eagach Ridge in the next couple of weeks with a relative newbie and it struck me that it might be prudent to protect some of the difficult pitches with a short (30m) rope. I have a climbing harness but my companion doesn't. Options:

a. We tie in around the waist with a simple Bowline (or a more complicated seat loop construction) and use natural anchors and classic belay technique.

b. He buys a harness and we use ATC, natural anchors or slings/crabs and set up simple belays using gear.

c. ?????????

Is there a third option i.e. simple belt harness which can be put on quickly or worn comfortably throughout the day?
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