1 more on Harnesses

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
    To answer a couple of email inquires … here is a photo of the shock corded carabineer set you need to attach to your mountaineering harness.

    A straight strip of nylon cording could snap when your body weight pulls abruptly upon a fall. Climbers use shock cords that gradually applies the force on the nylon. All this means you just down walk into the Big Box sport-a-rama and pull some stuff off the shelf. Seek out a true mountaineering store or outfitters that employ seasoned climbers. A part-time high school kid will not be the most reliable clerk in most cases. You need to talk to sales people who have actually worn the gear you are seeking. 

Here‘s how it’s all worn:


I will be at Yosemite Fri-Sat and unknown if I will be able to write a blog. I need to stay in El Portal at the Cedar Lodge and their wifi / internet capability is Spartan. Have fun and carpe diem – until that time. If you are at the park. I’ll be giving a talk at the Le Conte Memorial Lodge (across from Housekeeping) Saturday at 8 pm.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “A man in his books may be said to walk the world long after he is in his grave.” – John Muir 1873

*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com


2 Responses to “1 more on Harnesses”

  1. Steve Hutton Says:

    Where do you get these carabineer?

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