2. How to Correctly Put on a Climbing Harness

In this video we review how to correctly put on a climbing harness to ensure both the climber and the belayer are properly secured.

Step 1: Place your feet into both leg loops, as if you were stepping into pants. Make sure the waist loop above the leg loops, and pull the harness up above your hip bones.

Step 2: Once the harness is above your hip bones, tighten the harness strap tightly so only a few fingers fit snugly between your body and the waist strap.

Step 3: Always make sure to immediately double-back the harness, by threading the waist strap back through the first hole of the buckle. You’ll notice that the harness strap forms a “C” on the buckle for “closed”. This is required every time!

Step 4: Tighten the leg loops using the same finger test as the waist strap, and ensure your leg loops are also double backed.

Regardless of what style of harness you use, always make sure the straps are double-backed.

We hope you found this video helpful. Feel free to comment below with questions or thoughts!


Please remember, climbing is inherently dangerous. Climb at your own risk.