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Dec 23, 2012
Anybody know if it's possible to get gear loops moved forward on a harness? If so, who does it? Superclimber
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Bocan
I'd check out misty mountain to see if they can. They def customize, but how specific i'm not sure. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
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Dec 23, 2012
Wonder if MM will do work on a harness from a different manufacturer. It's a Camp-USA harness. I already emailed Camp, so if they won't do it I'll try MM. Thanks. Superclimber
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Bocan
hmmm tough one...I only know about them taking pre-production specs. Scott McMahon
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Dec 23, 2012
Kilroy
sell that one and buy a misty, you wont be disappointed. they can put a gear loop anywhere on those damn things. Kilroywashere!
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Dec 23, 2012
No doubt those are nice harnesses. But I got the Air CR cause it's so light. I have some backcountry climbs in mind where the approaches promise to be harder than the climbs, so ounces count. Superclimber
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Crux Move
yeah, all my harnesses don't allow my cams to wack me in the nuts enough either... Phil Lauffen
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Dec 23, 2012
Chris Miller wrote:
No doubt those are nice harnesses. But I got the Air CR cause it's so light. I have some backcountry climbs in mind where the approaches promise to be harder than the climbs, so ounces count.


The MM Bolt is 4 ounces heavier than your Air CR.
Jeff Thomas
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Dec 23, 2012
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Sew them on yourself. I have an Air CR and I sewed on a gear loop in the back. Just get some 9/16 " flat webbing and sew it in half. find some tubing at the local hardware store feed the webbing through then hand tack the webbing into place. Its super easy to do. Sunny-D
From SLC, Utah
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Dec 24, 2012
Kilroy
Chris Miller wrote:
No doubt those are nice harnesses. But I got the Air CR cause it's so light. I have some backcountry climbs in mind where the approaches promise to be harder than the climbs, so ounces count.

Chris, call misty up. I had similar needs to yours last year when i was planning a trip to New Zealand that never happened. i knew i wanted a misty, but didnt want the weight of my caddy on the approaches. so, i had them build me a super lightweight alpine/ice climbing harness, complete with ice clipper slots. its ridiculously light, and packs up super small, especially without the ice clipper slots. its also extremely comfortable somehow, with less padding and less foam, they really did a great job on it, i dont know the exact weight, but its quite light, best of all, made in murica.

ive attached some pics so you can see what im talking about, super thin foam, the second pic is in comparison to my cadillac, which is still going very strong after two spring/summer/fall seasons of daily use guiding.
alpine misty mountain
alpine misty mountain


custom vs cadillac
custom vs cadillac
Kilroywashere!
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Dec 24, 2012
Sunny-D wrote:
Sew them on yourself. I have an Air CR and I sewed on a gear loop in the back. Just get some 9/16 " flat webbing and sew it in half. find some tubing at the local hardware store feed the webbing through then hand tack the webbing into place. Its super easy to do.

Yeah, I might do that. I used to rig and sew parachutes and I still have a small Singer that will take E thread. I'm just not very brushed up on my sewing anymore, so I'm going to try the manufacturers first.
Superclimber
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Dec 24, 2012
Wow Kilroy, that's awesome. If I had known MM would do that I would have gone that route in the first place. Superclimber
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Dec 24, 2012
Thanks for all the replies. Superclimber
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Dec 25, 2012
Fear and Loathing.
Another vote for Misty -- I have one of their Bolt harnesses since I'm a single pitch weenie for the most part, and I love it. Really light, robust, simple. And for how light it is, it's insanely comfortable. Even just sitting in those Arcteryx warp harnesses it feels like my hips are being cut apart. But I can whip all day long in my Misty.

Those guys are miracle workers, AND they do custom work, if for some reason their awesome stock harnesses won't do the trick. Definitely the way to go if you can.
Toby Butterfield
From Portland, OR
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Dec 25, 2012
El Chorro
MM are the best. They'll likely do anything you ask. They've made me a few harnesses in black instead of the color advertized on their website. Sure rhey'd have no problem doing extra gearloops, etc. Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
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