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BD aspect harness- string loop?

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What is the string loop on the rear of the BD aspect harness for?

I realize one could use it for a chalk bag or as an extra racking loop, but it doesn't seem specifically designed for either of those purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

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I clip non-climbing stuff to it such as v-thread cord, knife, hooker, etc.

 

Also store water bottle, gloves, belay jacket, etc. on it.

 

The cord loop is surprisingly strong: I've hung myself from it (150lbs or so) and it held without issue.

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Agreed with RafalA. Things that are a little less priority must be kept in loop with the v-thread cord. I read this as one of pro tips of mountain climbing which works very well for me.

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I don't use the back loop on my aspect, because it's a cragging/alpine harness for me, and I try to keep the amount of shit hanging off me in those situations to a minimum.

 

For wall climbing I use a BD big gun, which also has the back loop. I hang a water bottle, my hero loops, long prussiks for holding the rope while soloing, and big cams that I don't want whacking me in the dick. I'd say it's nice to have, but at the same time I'm not going to consider it a necessary feature when I buy my next wall harness (probably a yates or misty mountain)

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