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Is a fall protection harness / chest harness a good idea with an old saddle?



ArboristSite Operative
Nov 3, 2012
Allentown, pa
I see some of the modern saddles have fall protection options with a top harness add-on.

I always climb simple old school DdRT and just do easy straight-forward work.

I use basic climbing gear that I picked up in a kit years ago, a Buckingham 1371 saddle.

The old saddle I use has no rear attachment for a fall protection chest harness.

Is adding something simple like a CMI chest harness or a Petzl Voltige a good idea for some extra safety?

I always cinch the saddle tight lest I mess up and go inverted.