The new Warden harness is fetching praise from every kind of climber. Big wall climbers appreciate the never-before-seen combination of comfort and performance that comes from the supportive structure, plush padding and innovations like the extra loops for attaching daisy chains without cluttering the main tie-in points. Free climbers appreciate the low profile that allows the Warden to climb unlike any other 'big wall' harness. But perhaps the greatest appreciation is from the increasingly popular breed of climbers that are blurring the lines between these disciplines. These are climbers pushing the limits of free climbing on huge routes, freeing what they can, aiding only what they must. It is a style of climbing that demands the utmost versatility from gear.
The Warden is the first big wall harness to climb like the sophisticated, thin and malleable lightweight harnesses climbers have become accustomed to for high-end sport and trad climbing. It accomplishes this using modified edge-load construction that makes the waist at once supportive, lightweight, and breathable. For the legs (a place big wall harnesses have been too often left wanting), we have combined modified edge-load construction with laser cut webbing for the most support and comfort possible.
To understand the sophistication of the Warden, one has to understand not only the entirety of the R&D process that took two years and innumerable prototypes, but the combined 100+ years of experience of the designers and athletes who poured their passion and expertise into the concept of the Warden. Such experience and passion can be seen directly in thoughtful innovations like the extra loops for rigging daisy chains that keep them out of the way of the main tie-in point or the sophisticated combination of modified edge-load and laser cut webbing construction that makes the leg loops the absolute best-in-class in terms of comfort, support and durability.
Available now at specialty outdoor retailers nationwide. View product details HERE.