How To Make A Climbing Harness
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to make a climbing harness. Using a climbing harness is essential for both the safety and enjoyment of your climbing expedition. When made properly, it should provide you with years of use. While the harness described in this guide is not elaborate, it is still effective in providing climbers with a sense of security--and it is simple enough to make at home, saving you time and money. Have fun!
- One piece of nylon webbing, 20 feet long
- Carefully tie two loops into the webbing approximately six inches away from each other. Be aware that while you can using webbing made from a variety of materials, nylon webbing typically works best. The loops created by the webbing should be large enough to comfortably fit around your thighs. Finally, make sure that the remaining ends are not the same length.
- Carefully slip the loops onto your legs. Make sure that the knots are in front of your legs.
- Examine both ends of the webbing. Wrap the short end around your waist, and hold in place on your hip. Make sure the webbing is flat, and not twisted or knotted.
- Carefully wrap the long end of the webbing around your waist two to three times in the opposite direction of the short end. Try to finish the ends of the both pieces of webbing in the same place.
- Tie both ends of the webbing into a secure square or water knot. Enjoy!