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Black Diamond Momentum AL Climbing Harness Package

Black Diamond Momentum AL Harness Package – a great gift idea for new climbers

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The Black Diamond Momentum AL Harness package has just about everything you need to get started climbing – the Momentum AL harness, ATC belay device, screwgate carabiner, chalk bag, and 100g of White Gold chalk.  All you need is this package, a great pair of climbing shoes, and an experienced partner and you are ready for some serious top-rope action.

Great for all seasons and nearly any style of climbing, the Black Diamond Momentum AL Harness is fully adjustable and ergonomically designed for comfort.  Four gear loops hold a full rack of draws or cams and a dedicated belay loop ensures safety and adds convenience.  The harness is available in four sizes so you can get the best fit.

The package also includes Black Diamond’s anodized ATC belay device and a locking carabiner for smooth rappels on 8mm to 11mm ropes.  A Black Diamond chalk bags and 100g of White Gold chalk tops off the package so you have everything you need to send your first routes.

The quick & dirty:
Where you can find on:
Backcountry: $99.95
Amazon: $99

Why they rock:

  • Package includes the Momentum AL harness, ATC belay device, screwgate carabiner, chalk bag and 100g of White Gold chalk
  • Black Diamond Momentum AL climbing harness is fully adjustable and can be used for nearly any style of climbing
  • Padded, bullhorn-shaped waistbelt is ergonomically designed for all-day comfort
  • Adjustable leg loops let you add layers for cool-weather climbing
  • Four pressure-molded gear loops cleanly rack quickdraws and cams
  • Dedicated belay loop adds convenience and safety; full-strength rear haul loop allows you to trail a second rope on long multipitch routes
  • Enjoy smooth rappels and secure belays with Black Diamond’s anodized ATC belay device; ideal for 8mm to 11mm diameter ropes
  • Screwgate locking carabiner has large internal dimensions; easy to use with any belay device
  • Midsize Black Diamond chalk bag makes chalking up finger tips easy
  • Carabiner, belay device and chalk bag come in assorted colors

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 10 out of 10
The Black Diamond Momentum AL Harness package is a great starter package for beginner climbers.  The package has all the gear you need (except for climbing shoes and an experienced partner) to get started climbing in the gym or outside at a very reasonable price.  The Momentum AL Harness is a great all around harness and you can purchase it separately too for only $49.

For women climbers, take a look at the Black Diamond Primrose AL Harness Package.  The Primrose package includes all the great gear items as the Momentum package, but with the Primrose harness that was specially designed for women.

See what other climbing harnesses we recommend for newby climbers.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:
Backcountry: $99.95
Amazon: $99