Black Diamond Big Gun
I've been climbing in the Big Gun harness for a little…
I've been climbing in the Big Gun harness for a little over a year now. I used to hang in it for about 8 hours a day, most weekdays, at my old job. It did incredibly well for distributing weight so my back wasn't killing me.
My ONE complaint (and it is actually a big complaint) is that it needs TWO waist buckles so that the gear loops and bullhorn waist belt are centered. As it is, everything is offset, and you have to shift your harness whenever you stop hanging and start climbing again.
Other than that, I love this harness. I use it for trad climbing, and usually for sport climbing too cause I can belay for hours and never get tired.
Just got done with the first climbs using the BD Big…
Price Paid: $99
Just got done with the first climbs using the BD Big Gun. I tired on several harnesses after my Metolius finally started showing signs of wear. The Arc'Teryx proved to be very light by may cause broken ribs if you take a screamer.
These harnesses are at very opposite extremes and I was somewhat suspect of the mobility of the Big Gun until I climbed with it. For all the padding the Big Gun does well on sport climbs and the gear loops are amazing for setting up your rack and very comfy two.
This is not a sport cragers ideal harness but if you're looking to spending time on multi-pitch trad routes I would definitely recommend the Big Gun for its comfort, durability, and organization.
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The ultimate big wall, aid climbing harness, the Black Diamond Big Gun is loaded with features to make your long days aiding in the vertical more comfortable and efficient.
The ultimate big wall, aid climbing harness, the new Black Diamond Big Gun is loaded with features to make your long days laboring in the vertical more comfortable and efficient.
Black Diamond created the Big Gun Harness to give you every comfort and convenience when you start up a 20+ pitch big-wall climb. This harness includes seven gear loops to hold a massive aid rack, and two belay loops to help organize the tangle of ropes and daisy chains when you're leading. Black Diamond also loaded the Big Gun Harness with enough padding to keep you comfortable at a multi-hour hanging belay while your partner does battle above you.
Free Shipping. Black Diamond Big Gun Harness FEATURES of the Black Diamond Big Gun Harness Thermoformed foam bullhorn waist belt with trad buckle Adjustable, removable leg loops 7 color-coded customizable gear loops 2 color-coded belay loops and 12 kN-rated haul loop Left or right holster slots with one hammer holster included SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Big Gun Harness Weight: 1 lb 7 oz / 660 g 420d nylon twill + 420d nylon oxford 4-way nylon stretch woven The SPECS for Small Waist: 27 x 30in. / 69 x 76 cm Leg: 18 x 22in. / 46 x 56 cm The SPECS for Medium Waist: 30 x 33in. / 76 x 84 cm Leg: 20 x 24in. / 51 x 61 cm The SPECS for Large Waist: 33 x 36in. / 84 x 91 cm Leg: 22 x 26in. / 56 x 66 cm The SPECS for Extra Large Waist: 36 x 39in. / 91 x 99 cm Leg: 24 x 28in. / 61 x 71 cm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.