Waist Belt

Waist belt – for climbing and Alpine operations of all kinds

Exposed climbing, solitary mountaineering, alpine climbing or climbing – to fully enjoy these worlds, precautionary measures are needed. The equipment varies depending on the type of sport: ropes, helmets, Expressen, or via ferrata sets. Includes a waist belt in each case.

What does a hip belt?

A crash develop significant forces. The harness must withstand them and distribute them on various parts of the body to perfectly intercept the shock and to minimize the risk of injury. If the mountaineers in the rope hangs, the harness should give stability without hindering blood circulation.
Than Climbing harnesses have so-called seat or waist straps prevailed, because they offer the ultimate in freedom of movement and comfort. At the same time, they have proved themselves as safe even if the upper body this solution – is different than when using complete or chest straps – free. Thus, a seat belt must fit: that is, it should be so closely, that he does not have the hip can slip and offers therefore reliable hold. Fit the belt, cannot you take weight and padding as a further selection criteria.

Like a hip belt from?

, A hip belt consists of two loops for the legs, which are connected with a bridge. A loop on top of the hip. Bar and Hüftschlaufe are connected by the so-called belay loop. As its name before expected, the safety rope is attached there. This “tie-in point” hipbelts coincide almost with the center of gravity. This can be a problem, because if the center of gravity about the tie-in focus, a waist belt provides no reliable backup.

Complete – safety belt or harness?

, This security risk is however small. It occurs in adults only if your focus moves, for example through a backpack or overweight. In children, however, caution is announced: you have other proportions and their center of gravity changes depending on the phase of growth. In addition, her hip of less is pronounced, so that the seat belt can slip more easily across the Hipbone. In these cases, a hip belt is just not safe enough. For this it can be easily combined with a chest harness – and that is regarded as the most secure backup method at all.