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jdevarennes


Dec 18, 2001, 1:13 PM
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I am thinking of purchasing a Petzl Corax harness. I would like to know what people think of this specific harness, or if there is any other harness I should look at. I should also tell you that this is my first harness, I have done alot of bouldering but I am ready to strap on the rope.

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Jason


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Dec 18, 2001, 1:24 PM
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awesome harnass! definately worth the high $$.


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Dec 20, 2001, 1:50 AM
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If you browes 1/2 a page down in this forum, you will see my post of Black Diamond Mentor II AL vs Petzl Corax. I am also a 1st time harness buyer and have decided on the Petzl due to the comments received and the information I got off the net. I should receive the Petzl today in the mail - will keep you posted.

Camelman - South Africa


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do you think the extra investment is worth it? the corax is an awesome harness but with the extra you spend on it you could buy other gear and there are plenty of harnesses out there just as good


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Dec 20, 2001, 6:57 AM
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Thanks for all of the help. I really appreciate it. I am going to go out and purchase the corax later this week.

Jason


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Dec 20, 2001, 7:51 AM
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When I first started I bought a cheapy REI harness for $30. Uncomfortable and it didn't fit. So about a month ago I decided I had had enough and I went out looking for a good harness. I picked the Corax and it's awesome. Ultra comfortable and my balls are no longer pinched.


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Go to http://www.sportextreme.com. they have the Corax for about $55 after shipping. I have one and really like it.

JDean


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I have a Corax and it is an excellent harness for all-around sport/trad climbing. But those plastic gear loops are a good idea, but wait until you try to sleep in your harness. Those loops make for an uncomfortable night for sure. I am saving up for a Yates shield harness now.


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My partner just bought one. He absolutely LOVES it. Most harnesses have just one strap at the waist. Well, the corax is adjustable at 2 spots, so it's really convenient. He likes his so much that I'm thinking about buying the female version. I would recommend it based on his respone. He said it's really light and really comfortable.


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I use a Petzl Calidris, the model up from the Corax. The only difference between the two is the split kidney belt on the Calidris. The Cali is a very good harness and I would recommend it to anyone so by extention, I would also recommend the Corax.


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there is one more difference between the calidris and the corax...the calidris has a longer waist padding..therefor the 2 adjustment buckles does not touch your skin unlike the corax


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Shadow, a cheaper harness isn't necesarily less safe than the corax, I have a ferrino harness that cost half of what the corax did, the corax's leg loops are more comfortable for me being a guy and the buckles on my harness are tedious to adjust but it's as safe as any other top notch harness. cheaper doesn't mean worse, it just means less looks and a bit less comfort

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