/ Harness Material?
Does anyone know what material harnesses are made out of? Especially the name of the fabric that is guaranteed to hold weight. I know it sounds silly but I was thinking of making a harness myself - I already have a 'proper' one but I had an idea for a harness that is also a pair of shorts so you can wear it around and not worry about putting it on/taking it off at the wall.
Anyway, I'm not sure if I'll actually make one, but I'd like to know where I might find the material, if anyone has any ideas?
There's one already produced, not sure who by though. I'd buy one rather than make one
Ridiculous idea, it'll never catch on. ;o)
(Actually, have you seen the price of those - really not going to catch on!)
In true UCK style, you'll notice I've made absolutely no attempt to actually answer your question. Sorry about that, haven't a clue. Interesting project, best of luck with it. :o)
Sort of reinforced shorts?? Could try leather pants like they have in Austria.
> Sort of reinforced shorts?? Could try leather pants like they have in Austria.
Don't they come with a bib & brace making a full body harness. Great for glacier travel.
Have looked at the mammut shorts. Its still just a harness inside the trousers, the garment doesnt take and weight.
I think theres room for something more integrated with a slim arcteryx type harness used, or the edge technology petzl have. Mammut are just the first step on the way (tho rescue gear has had integrated harness designs for years).
Not sure what the material is, but id be looking into thread/stitching equally.
Cheers, after oyur help and searching, I found a site that sells webbing per 50m roll... not sure I'd need 50m of it though...
Also, yeah, I'm still not sure I'll actually go through and try and make something - this idea was kinda on a whim one time.
A 120cm sling makes a perfectly adequate sit harness for abseiling. Wouldn't particularly want to take a leader fall with one though. 24mm nylon is more comfortable than 6 or 8mm dyneema.
Further the disclaimers you sign at the wall will include reference to use of appropriate equipment which means CE rated.
Finally you wouldn't be the only person you would be endangering in the event of a failure as the loads exerted when a belayer holds a fall can come close to the loads experienced by the leader depending on the exact situation (in a theoretical environment where there is no friction on the runners between leader and climber the forces would be completely equal as I understand it).
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