Black Diamond Focus Speed

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First of all the speed system (the double buckles…

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First of all the speed system (the double buckles allow you to tighten easily without having to double back the webbing afterwards) is great and can fit many different people. I've found it very comfortable wearing it in short top-roping climbs and long multi-pitch climbs where I'm wearing it as many as 4 or 5 hours. Although I don't ice climb, it's good to know if I ever venture into that discipline I don't need a separate harness. To top it off the gear loops can hold more than I'll ever need and keep it untangled.

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An excellent choice for trad climbing in the desert or multi-pitch alpine climbing, the Black Diamond Focus Speed harness has pre-threaded Speed Buckles on the waist and legs that don't require doubling back, making it super-easy to add or remove layers and still keep the harness fitted correctly.

- Mountain Gear

The adjustable, four-season Black Diamond Focus SA harness is up to the challenge of multi-pitch days, sport routes, or dabbling in ice climbing. With four gear loops, adjustable leg loops and a rear haul loop, the Focus SA is comfortable and easy to adjust. Cushy, breathable 3D molded foam is ready for hanging belays and long sport routes Speed Adjust waist buckle and leg loop buckles allow you to dial in fit and easily take on and off Climb shirtless; SoftEdge construction keeps waistbelt stitching away from your skin 4 pressure-molded and contoured gear loops 12 kN-rated rear haul loop

- OMCgear

CLOSEOUTS . The Black Diamond Equipment Focus climbing harness is an all-season harness equipped with four molded gear loops, and Speed Adjust leg and waist buckles that make fitting a cinch. Available Colors: CLAY, JETSTREAM. Sizes: S, L, XL.

- Sierra Trading Post

The Black Diamond Focus Speed is an all-around harness with speed buckles for adjustment and four gear loops.


With new Speed Buckles, the Black Diamond Focus Speed Harness goes on quick, keeps the tie-in point centered, and fits easily over several layers of clothes. As an added advantage, Speed Buckles never need to be doubled back, so you'll never forget this important step. By placing one buckle on each side of the waist-belt, Black Diamond also eliminated the sideways shift that harnesses experience when you start layering for cold weather. Four gear loops on the Focus Speed Harness hold a big trad or alpine rack, and a full-strength haul loop provides a point to clip your trail rope on long routes.

- Backcountry Outlet

Black Diamond Focus Speed


The Focus Speed has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$47.95 - $74.95

The Black Diamond Focus Speed is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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