Black Diamond Xenos

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Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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Providing unparalleled performance on winter's coldest, wettest climbing days, the Black Diamond Xenos is a premier ice and mixed climbing harness.


Black Diamond focused its efforts to make the Xenos Harness primarily for ice, mixed, and alpine climbing. But we all know it's impossible to stay away from the vertical world just because the snow has melted, so go ahead and strap this bad boy on for some rock pulling as well. Its Kinetic Core Construction makes the Xenos sleeker, lighter, and more comfortable so you barely notice it's there while you make your send. Pre-threaded Speed Adjust and leg loop buckles mean you don't have to double-back; just cinch them down and head up. A bullhorn-shaped waist belt is very comfortable when you're hanging on a rope to scope out the next pitch. Six Ice Clipper slots let you put your clippers where you want all the time despite how many layers you wear. Four pressure-molded gear loops stay in place so you don't struggle unclipping gear during critical moments. Black Diamond inserted a padded lumbar for more comfort than before, and the water-shedding construction means you won't have a wet harness at the end of a snowy day filled with winter cranking and ice climbing.


The Black Diamond Xenos Climbing Harness is a Climbing harness for ice, alpine, and mixed ice adventures. The Kinetic Core Construction creates a lightweight, sleek, comfortable and durable harness for you to battle the mountains in safely. It's easily packable when not in use and the water-shedding shell material deters the elements without bogging you down. Forged Speed Adjust buckles Are used at the leg loops as well as the waist, for simple adjustments regardless of the layers you have on underneath. Haul your gear with four pressure-molded gear loops, six ice clipper slots, and a haul loop at the back. Last but not least, drop the leg loops quickly with the simple slide hook. Because climbers have to go to the bathroom too. Features of the Black Diamond Xenos Climbing Harness Pre-threaded Forged Speed Adjust waistbelt and leg loop buckles Bullhorn-shaped waistbelt built with Kinetic Core Construction 6 Ice Clipper slots and 5th gear loop for custom racking 4 pressure-molded gear loops and 12 kN-rated haul loop Constructed with water-shedding materials

- Moosejaw

Black Diamond Xenos Rock Climbing Harness - The Xenos Rock Climbing Harness by Black Diamond provides unparalleled performance on the winter's coldest, wettest climbing days. A premier ice and mixed climbing harness, the Xenos features Kinetic Core Construction for sleek, lightweight and ultra-comfortable functionality. The water-shedding shell material provides unparalleled performance on the wettest, coldest days of the winter. A bullhorn-shaped waist evenly distributes weight along the harness to maximize comfort and reduce pressure points. Pre-threaded Forged Speed Adjust buckles on the waistbelt and leg loops easily accommodate changing layers, while four gear loops and six Ice Clipper slots secure all the necessary winter protection. From scrappy mixed caves to imposing alpine faces, winter climbing can encompass a multitude of objectives, make sure you have the Black Diamond Xenos Climbing Harness, the one harness that can handle them all.

- Outdoorplay