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Average Rating = 4.45/5 Average Rating : 4.45 out of 5
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Corax Climbing/Mountaineering Harness
Manufacturer: Petzl

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The Corax is a highly-adjustable, well padded and countoured climbing harness with advanced features and a modern look. If you don't get enough info here, just go to the crag; the Corax is in its element in four seasons for any type of climbing, and is popular among serious climbers - ice to indoor, trad to sport - who value full function and comfort, perhaps over price ($70).

To make a Corax, start with your basic sit harness, take off everything old-school (other than perhaps the webbing) and replace each with something modern. Petzl's automatic double-back buckles and "fast forward" (shaped) gear loops that are rated to 5kn are among the advanced features. Padding where its needed, and none where its not, help make the Corax popular among the comfort shoppers.

Other features ... Two buckles on waist belt ... belay loop ... three-position adjustable and elastic rear risers ... fully adjustable leg loops ... four gear loops, angled forward, reinforced, each has a hole for a keeper cord or biner

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Simply Awsome! 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: willy_p_wyld, 2012-08-16

This is by far the best harness I have ever owned! For comfort it puts my old misty mountain cadillac to shame. Hanging belays suddenly got comfortable! I also found its sport preformance excellent. After taking a couple of 20ft whippers I noticed that the harness does an incredible job of evenly dispersing energy, no more nasty leg loop pinches. Finaly, I love the spacious gear loops. I was able to fit an entire trad rack onto my harness with room to spare!

i believe harnesses can be made better 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: sirmarc, 2011-05-27

I never felt safe in a harness.. I never trusted this shit.. I don't know.. when I put a harness on, I don't know how to climb... Trusting something that is 1 cm width, you have to think again before doing it. Free Solo is safer for me, because I trust myself, not something and someone else... Other people, prefer to trust other stuff, not themselves.. I do bouldering. Sometimes I think it's not worth it to lose your life or be severely injured to do sports climbing. You can do very beautiful and hard moves while bouldering, in the end, I gave that harness away to a friend that was really motivated on climbing

Not Bad 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: secander, 2011-05-19

I bought this as my first harness and it has been great. Compared to the Arcteryx R320, it's a bit bulky and not quite as comfortable, but still a great harness.

A 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Zanderpuss, 2010-11-10

I love this harness. It fits excellently and is very comfortable.

Corax is french for gravy.. 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: WVUCLMBR, 2007-09-24

Man is this thing sweet. I replaced/demoted my Misty Mountain Cirque because I lost more weight than usual this summer and also wanted something more comfortable. I had read a bunch of great reviews for the Corax and figured it would be a good investment. My wife is uber jealous right now, so I told her I'd spring for a Petzl harness for her come x-mas. Cheers to Petzl for hooking me up with the good stuff.

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