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Feb 14, 2013, 7:21 PM

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Via Ferrata Harnesses
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Hi all, new member, though I've been climbing for a few years now. I heard about via ferratas after coming across a video of the Caminito Del Rey, but that's neither here nor there. I have the opportunity to do a via ferrata this summer, and have my lanyard already, but I'm curious about something I've read.

First off, I plan on doing my first route with a guide. Secondly, from what I've read, there's two schools of though. Some people are saying a regular climbing harness will work perfectly. Mine's a Black Diamond Momentum. Others are saying that you should use a full-body harness, especially if you'll be wearing a pack, to account for a higher center of mass.

I was looking into purchasing a Petzl Navajo, mainly for my day job (sound engineer/novice rigger). THe attachment points on it are metal, so I worry about the webbing on my Scorpio rubbing and failing.

What are people's opinions on the use of full body harnesses for this type of climbing? What are people's opinion on the Navaho as a full-body harness for via ferratas?

Thanks in advance everyone

(This post was edited by MoPac on Feb 14, 2013, 7:25 PM)

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Post edited by MoPac () on Feb 14, 2013, 7:25 PM

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