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#1149335 - 06/12/16 03:12 PM Renting harness and rope
climbfilmski Offline

Registered: 05/30/16
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Where (if at all) is it possible to rent harnesses and rope for glacier travel near Portland, Oregon?

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#1149337 - 06/12/16 04:20 PM Re: Renting harness and rope [Re: climbfilmski]
DPS Offline

Registered: 10/13/00
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Nobody rents harnesses or ropes for liability reasons.
Dispensing piss poor advice for since October, 2000.

#1149344 - 06/12/16 11:59 PM Re: Renting harness and rope [Re: climbfilmski]
manninjo Offline

Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 56
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Loc: seattle
Hopefully not possible. I guess gyms rent harnesses for use in the gym. Seems like a 30m glacier rope would cost as much to buy outright as to rent (if that was a thing, thankfully it is not).

#1149345 - 06/13/16 06:27 AM Re: Renting harness and rope [Re: climbfilmski]
genepires Offline

Registered: 06/27/01
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even if you could rent a harness (guide services do but usually for their guests), a alpine bod harness from black diamond is pretty cheap. $35. you would probably spend more on rental fees for a 3 days trip than buying one new.

If you ask around enough, someone could probably give you their old retired half rope and then cut it down (getting rid of any bad spots)to the size you want.
Now the size of your glacier rope is another discussion altogether.
snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

#1149576 - 06/22/16 08:55 PM Re: Renting harness and rope [Re: climbfilmski]
billcoe Offline
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Can you advise what you are going to do with it and what your needs are? For example, I have @ 14 or more harnesses. Some barely make it around my wide ass any more. If you were doing something super cool, like taking a 78 year old woman up her first mountain climb (snow), I'd be temped to just give you an old POS that would work great for glacier travel at a time when a crevasse fall could only occur intentionally as they are so open and visible, but that might give the Todd Skinner effect if you jumped off the Leaning Tower.

Portland State rentals:


REI, they use too rent such things:

Perhaps? "Mountaineering Gear" should include Ice axes, crampons...harness's? hmmm Call them.

Oregon Mt Community, they use to be the go - to guys for this very thing.

Looks like you need to call them. Good folks, but I won't speak for my knowledge of 40 years back. You need to call. Phone: 1-800-538-3604

If any of that trash don't work, speak up and we can help you sort it out. Or die trying:-)


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