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By Dustin Anderson
Mar 27, 2013

I have no idea why we started discussing this but, anyone ever hear of testicle damage from harnesses over time? Bicycle seats have been culprits for issues down below and was wondering if any studies (scientific or not) had been commissioned on the long term effects of being in a harness. Sorry for the weird topic, just couldn't find any info on it.


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By VerticalUrge
Mar 27, 2013

One informal study covering the short term effects of harness v. sack was conducted by yours truly whilst clipping bolts at Shelf Road two years ago and had very conclusive results. Although the sample size (N=1, or 2 depending on how you want to interpret it) and trials (also 1) were small enough to make the study irrelevant in the minds of many, the correlation between not tightening your harness sufficiently/taking a 15 foot lobber and sharp and intense scrotum pain was proven conclusively in mine.


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By Dustin Anderson
Mar 27, 2013

haha, Thanks VU! But I was thinking in terms of chronic usage over time as opposed to an acute injury. We were discussing if 30 years from now any damage would be had from sitting in hanging belays and getting sacked repeatedly when catching your heavier partner as he whips off his/her project time after time. . .


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By Tom-o Sapien
Mar 27, 2013
Conky and I confront Patrick Swayze

Whoa Nelly!
You guys must be single, right? Testicular castration among married men usually occurs during the first 4 to 6 weeks of marital bliss.
Often times without said male ever knowing this heinous
action has even occurred!

The rare opportunities I DO get to borrow said cajones, she makes me carry them in a protective sack that I carry in one of those deep pockets ln my cargo shorts. This keeps them well away from any harness infraction.


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By Devin Fin
From DURANGO
Mar 27, 2013
dream canyon fun!

+1 Tom ! i just spit my coffee all over. laughing my ass off.


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By DoesNotCare
From Heaven
Mar 27, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

If your nuts are consistently getting sqished then you need a new harness &/or a tighter scrotum sack.


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By Jake Jones
From The Eastern Flatlands
Mar 27, 2013
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.

Your sack rests on a bicycle seat, it should not rest on a harness. If it does, you're wearing your harness wrong, or you have some serious danglers and need to consider both tighter pants and/or going back to tighty whities to support those bad boys. Even if your harness rides up some while you're at a hanging belay, or dogging a route, your loops should be loose enough that you can lean one way or the other, adjust one to rest further down on your leg, then repeat for the other side.

I have to repectfully disagree with Tom-O but only on the point of chronology. I think that it is after the bliss has subsided that the unwitting castration occurs. I do however concur with you that this period usually lasts only 4 to 6 weeks. YMMV.


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By Brendan Blanchard
From Strafford, NH
Mar 27, 2013
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH

VerticalUrge wrote:
intense scrotum pain was proven conclusively in mine.


I read conclusively as convulsively. Huh.


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By Jeff J
From Bozeman
Mar 27, 2013

I have two kids already so Im not to worried about any further dammage, they have done their part for the human race.
pluss I dont really ever get my nutz sqiushed in my leg loops either. . .


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By John Husky
Mar 28, 2013

Three bits of advice: Jock Strap. Proper fitting harness. Neuticles.


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By Micahisaac
From Longmont, CO
Mar 28, 2013
soloing Boulder Canyon Upper Falls

The pushup bra for men


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You're welcome


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By NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
Mar 28, 2013
tanuki

FYI, Misty Mountain Harnesses make my junk look HUGE! That is all.


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By Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
Mar 28, 2013
Thanks Hank Caylor!

Wasn't there a post last year showing the picture of the guy's testicles squeezed out of the sack due to a loose harness?


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By Tom-o Sapien
Mar 29, 2013
Conky and I confront Patrick Swayze

Boy this thread is really going downhill fast.

Micah, is that a roll of quarters in your harness? Or are you just happy to be climbing?

Looks similar to a text message the former congressman Anthony Wiener used to impress a lady and we all know how that worked. ...

As you were


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By Peter D.
Mar 29, 2013

Go back a few decades to the time when the Whilans sit harness was the best harness out there and its no wonder climbers never worked a route. For the youngsters in the crowd this harness had a center crotch strap with a carabiner loop. The tie in point was on the waist belt then you clipped the rope thru the locking biner on said crotch strap. When you fell your nut sacked got whacked, hence the saying - The leader must never fall. Yeah we might have claimed it was to climb in better "style" not to hang or fall, that was utter bullshit it was self preservation and necessary if you ever wanted to have kids. Falling in that harness was like playing hacky sack with your nutsack. Think training your dog with a shock collar, all it took was 1 to 2 falls in a Whilans sit harness and you got the message. So then many climbers switched to a swami belt made from wrapping 10 to 12 ft of 2 inch tubular webbing around your waist tied off with a water knot. So rather then getting your nuts crushed you simply got your rib cage crushed along with your kidneys. So occaisionally after a big fall you might just piss a little blood. And again you can't project a route on a swami, hence if you fell you lowered back to the ground and rather quickly to avoid asphyixation (sp?). Hanging belays were simplified with a belay seat, single point nylon seat to clip to your belay anchor. Then Bill Forrest came out with one of the first harnesses (at least in the U.S.) that paired leg loops with a sewn swami belt. Not sure what year that was, late '70's maybe. So a study back then might have been of use, a well fit harness should not cause any problems from hanging at belays or falling.


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By Chalk Norris
From Brighton, CO
Mar 29, 2013

I'm surprised Eric "I'm a Moran" Schmidt hasn't chimed in on this thread since he likes riding everyone's nuts! This is a perfect forum for him. I guess you have to have a pair to comment on this thread...or his pair hasn't dropped yet?


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By Tom-o Sapien
Mar 29, 2013
Conky and I confront Patrick Swayze

Chalk Norris wrote:
I'm surprised Eric "I'm a Moran" Schmidt hasn't chimed in on this thread since he likes riding everyone's nuts! This is a perfect forum for him. I guess you have to have a pair to comment on this thread...or his pair hasn't dropped yet?


LMFAO almost fell over!

Now we're definitely rollin/ plummetIn downward bound!

Pun intended. ..


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By mr. mango
Apr 9, 2013
north wash

Chalk Norris wrote:
I'm surprised Eric "I'm a Moran" Schmidt hasn't chimed in on this thread since he likes riding everyone's nuts! This is a perfect forum for him. I guess you have to have a pair to comment on this thread...or his pair hasn't dropped yet?


I believe that this is the photo you're referencing.
I believe that this is the photo you're referencing.


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By Caprinae monkey
Apr 17, 2013

ROFL.... on Chalk's comment,
and i am really glad to not have any testicles to provide pain or get embarrassing framing from harnesses. yeah, it looks really conspicuous, but unlike breasts not really something the opposite sex want to see outlined thru pants
also one of the first times i climbed outside i was belaying a guy who was freeballing. i looked at my other friend to confirm what we had just seen. loose shorts + commando = something we didn't mention to the guy to not embarrass him. so don't wear loose shorts when climbing.


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By Jonathon Braud
From Edwards, Co
Apr 17, 2013
Ironman Traverse, V4. Buttermilks, Bishop, CA

Just hopping in to say that I am glad to see that Eric Schmidt has a reputation around here. One that is not incorrect


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By rogerbenton
Apr 19, 2013
Whoever this guy is, he's just plain irresponsible.

I thought this thread was a joke and then it happened...

Last night I slipped off a hold at the gym and WAILED my sac.

My right bag got caught under/between the leg loop and it frikkin' KILLED.

It hurt insanely bad- not like the ordinary, "oh I banged my nuts and it's going to hurt in 3 seconds" type of pain, but an immediate, sharp, focused, "oh shit I just totalled my junk!!!" type of pain.

I literally went straight to the bathroom to check the boys, expecting to see a complete disaster in my pants.

Luckily they looked fine. Sore the rest of the night with the harness on, so I bouldered for another couple hours before going home. By the time I left everyone felt totally normal.

But fuck me runnin' I was scared there for a minute. Don't want to do that ever, EVER again.

Lesson learned- I now have "climbing underwear" on one side of my drawer.

These aren't the comfy ones I buy, these are the ones my wife gets me that I never wear because they're ludicrously tight. Keeps your whole package packed away compact-like, away from danger. They're like a stuff sack for your garbage.


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