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Plungestep


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I'm having a hard time. My 12 year old son is too skinny for an adult small climbing harness. I'd like to get him a harness, but all of the local stores carry only a small size - no extra small.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good beginner harness that he can grow into, but which is small enough for his skinny waist? Thanks!


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There are children's harnesses and your son might fit in one of those.

Another option would be to contact a "local" harness maker, like Misty Mountain, and have them size one for him.


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We ave tried the children's harnesses, but oddly enough, he is too big for them - yet too small for adult sizes. It's weird.

I'll look into a custom harness. Thanks!


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Women's Harnesses come in extra small.


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Plungestep wrote:
We ave tried the children's harnesses, but oddly enough, he is too big for them - yet too small for adult sizes. It's weird.

I'll look into a custom harness. Thanks!

Tried which children's harnesses? There are many, I suspect you haven't tried them all. If you have tried only the full body harnesses there are others for kids that are waist only ones.


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Black Diamond Wiz Kid. The full body "kid" harnesses are for little kids, the Wiz Kid is more of an x-small adult harness.


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Search online for Black Diamond Wiz kid harness.

It is a good comfy harness just like adult intro-level BD harnesses. And it is adjustable enough that I can have both a very petite 10yold girl and a skinny 13 yold boy wear the same harness.


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The Wiz Kid is for 22-27" Waist
The Women's Primrose SA fits 24-27" for XS

Get a measuring tape.


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You can also try the Misty Mountain Primo (kids harness) or Cirque. Both come on the very small side, too skinny for even me, and I have a 28" waist...


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As others have said, MM can make any of their harnesses to custom dimensions. I am a smaller guy and had them build my first harness to fit. Excellent quality product, and I will probably buy another from them at some point.


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Misty Mountain.


ex3mist


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I agree that this harness is good. I've seen children wearing it and I think it is a good choise.


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