Choosing the right climbing harness for your ascent

Choose the climbing harness that best suits your needs this summer.
Choose the climbing harness that best suits your needs this summer.

Whether you are ascending the highest rock in Utah, or a simple cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park, the harness you choose will make a difference in your climbing comfort. In the article “Harness the Power: 5 Performance-Minded Picks,” Julie Ellison wrote for Climbing.com, she explains the best reasons to buy each harness.

“Some are mega-plush, built for hours of hanging, while others are slim and trim for sending projects. Then there are those designed with special features for ice climbing or mountaineering. You’ll probably have your harness for years—you won’t replace it as often as a rope or rock shoe—which makes it all the more important to choose the right rig,” Ellison wrote.

Starting at $60, there is a harness perfect for your climbing needs.