Black Diamond Couloir

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I guess it depends on what you're using it for. If…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $42

I guess it depends on what you're using it for. If you want something to keep you comfortable while hanging around in the rock climbing gym, this is really too light for regular use.

While I do a bit of that, the main reason I bought the Couloir is for glacier travel, and for fall rescue and recovery in an emergency. As a hiking guide in the Rockies, there is sometimes a chance that someone will slip or fall, and I need to carry a kit, including a rope and harness.

Because this one is so light and compact, I can actually carry it without it being too much of a nuisance. Packs down to about the size of a pop can.

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Packable to the size of a soup can that easily stows away in a jacket pocket, the superlight Black Diamond Couloir harness is designed to be the essential skiing and mountaineering harness. Quick-release leg loops allow fast and easy changes while wearing skis or crampons, and low-profile webbing construction allows it to wear comfortably under packs or over clothing. Two webbing gear loops, four Ice Clipper slots and a belay and haul loop complete the package.


The Black Diamond Couloir Harness is a superlight, full-featured harness with a low profile for skiing and mountaineering. Fast drying nylon-webbing construction with traditional buckle Belay loop and haul loop rated to 12 kN (2,698 lbf) Quick-release leg loops for easy entry and exit, even while wearing skis or crampons Leg loops detach from waist belt to accommodate bathroom needs Two webbing gear loops Four Ice Clipper slots Low-profile and flat enough to be worn comfortably under a pack and clothes Packs down into a stuff sack small enough to fit into a jacket pocket Includes stuff sack

- OMCgear

Black Diamond Couloir Climbing HarnesEnjoy an exciting climbing experience with the Black Diamond Couloir Climbing Harness. This incredible climbing harness delivers all the security features you need while enjoying a day out climbing. Its design allows for professionals or amateurs to use. The Black Diamond harness is built with a fast drying nylon-webbing construction, along with its traditional buckle, that ensures proper weight support for a completely safe climbing experience. Its dependable quick-release leg loops offer easy on/off performance even if you are wearing skis or crampons. This product features 2 webbing gear loops, ideal to carry your climbing gear. Its 4 ice clipper slots are built to resist and last longer for your convenience. This climbing harness fits under a pack or with your clothes, thanks to its low-profile and flat design that makes it compact and easy to carry. Another great feature to take advantage of, is its 15 kN-rated belay and haul loops that ensure impressive weight tolerance for your convenience. The Black Diamond Couloir Climbing Harness is the ideal choice for a safe experience.

- SunnySports

If your planked adventures take you to less-than-ski-friendly terrain, you'll be glad you packed your Black Diamond Couloir Harness. Since it weighs in at just 230 grams, consider this your reminder that it's even there. When you're about to work a short rappel or glacier traverse, just tie in and go.