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Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« on: April 02, 2007, 12:16:18 pm »
I?d like to pick up a big wall harness but don?t want to spend over $100 on a new one.
(Typically a well cared-for harness is one of the strongest pieces of gear so I think it's a good bet that buying used is fairly safe)
Looking for someone?s hand-me downs, but NOT looking for someone?s junk though.  Cosmetic condition is unimportant and I have access to an industrial sewing machine so a couple of minor repairs are ok.  But the thing has to be safe.

Anybody have a second harness they don?t plan on using, planning to upgrade yourself, or are they getting out of aid/walls?  Let me know what you got, condition, and your price.

Thanks!
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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 12:18:39 pm »
(edit- sorry, should have mentioned looking for a large size)
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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 02:26:35 pm »
I'll have to check what size it is, but I've got a spare Yates Big Wall that needs a home.  I prefer my Shield, so it never gets used.  It's a little older style, and doesn't have as nice of padding as the most recent rev, but still better than any non-wall harness for sure.  It fits me well and I'm a ~36-38" waist.  I'm guessing it'll be a bit too big for you.  It's in really good shape, looks hardly used.

I'd part with it for say $65 including shipping if the size works out.

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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 03:21:37 pm »
Hmmm..... might be a tad big, but maybe not.

When you get a chance to check it out and reply back, let me know the condition (how much have you used it?) and if you can take a couple of pics that would be cool.

What's that thing go for new?  $65 was a little more than I figured a used harness would run.

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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 02:39:59 am »
Hey Zippyslug,

I just bought a Large Yeats Shield before christmas that is too big for me.  Thought my old one was a large because I have another large harness I free climb in.  I bought it to replace my old Shield but like a dumb ass I got the wrong size.  It works but is not my old medium shield harness, I'm a 32" waist and it's range is 33"-36".

I love this harness but really want to get a smaller size.

It's in prefect shape, I've climbed maybe 30 pitches in it and can send pictures too. 


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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 02:50:41 am »
SHIELD HARNESS    $134.50

BIG WALL HARNESS     $134.50
Off the yeats site http://www.yatesgear.com/climbing/big/index.htm#2

I'd sell mine for $80.00.  It's been up Ten days after and the South Face plus a few pitches on the Muir. 

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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2007, 06:08:44 pm »
Buy this version off the tactical site of Yates or hate life when trying to double back the buckles after 3 days on a wall.

http://www.yatesgear.com/rescue/image.htm?Tactical%20Shield%20Climbing%20Harness&tactical&208TacticalShield.jpg

auto double back.  believe me, the buckles are pure HELL on the other one.

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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 10:24:26 am »
I got one from Wild Things that I really liked, too small for my fat ass now (actually I'm only a 35", but was 32" back was it was fitted for me).

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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 10:33:25 am »
Just looked at Yates, that Astroman harnesss looks really good.

I designed and used a variety of harnesses, and my opinion that the huge padded ones were not the way to go.  Better to have a nice light harness that allowed for better free climbing up there.

But you do want super bomber clip loops as you may find yourself dragging hundreds of pounds of gear and dragging ropes, especially when summiting, with haul bags, etc clipped into your side loops! And make sure that the haul line clip in the back is full strength--a full strength rear clip in has saved a few lives, and not having one has caused a few deaths.  The main requirement for a wall harness is detachable leg loops, easy to unclip in the back for pooping.
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Re: Anybody have a spare wall harness? WTB
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007, 08:33:59 pm »
You can order a shield from Yates with the astroman leg loops, same price as a regular shield.  more freedom for free-climbing, and all the handy wall-harness features on the waist belt.   Highly recommended, if you can't find something cheap and lightly used...