How To Rig A Harness
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to rig a harness. A harness is an essential piece of climbing equipment. It will keep you safe and prevent you from falling in the event you lose your grip on the rope you are using to climb. In order to ensure optimal safety and achieve great results, it is crucial that you understand how to properly rig a climbing harness. When worn properly, a climbing harness can mean the difference between life and death. Try one out today!
Equipment you'll need:
- Rappel anchor
- Rappel device
- Read the instructions that came with your climbing harness or speak with a rock climbing expert. Put the harness on and fasten it around your waist, chest and legs. Make sure that all fastenings are secure and snug.
- Find a solid anchor spot and attach your rappelling anchor to this spot using a double knot. Be sure to attach your safety cord to this anchor, ensuring you are safe as you set up any additional equipment. Test the strength and durability of the anchor point and rope.
- Read the instructions regarding attaching the rappelling device to your rope or contact a climbing expert. Use a locking carabiner to attach the harness and the rappelling device, making sure the connection is firm.
- Perform one final check of the connectors and lines and carefully unhook the safety line. Slowly begin your descent to the bottom of the hill. Enjoy the great view as you move down the mountain!