Don't go for price alone, though, with harnesses. Imports are more pricy, but I bought a Korean harness (needed one last minute) once. . .it frayed. . .had too many things hanging off, and was retired as soon as I went back to the states and got a new one (less than 6 months). . . I retired it for good when it looked so worn I was embarrassed to even lend it out. It was $40. . . about $5 a month for the time I had it. The Black Diamond harness I bought to replace it (in 1998) is the same one you still see me in. It retailed at about $80 when I got it, but I would've paid about $100 in Korea. . . if you plan to climb a long time, you might go in for reputable brands with harnesses! I've seen Camp harnesses in Korea for about W50,000, the cheapest decent one I could see anyone buying. . . (but personally I would not buy a Camp; I've had friends working for them --quite a few years ago-- who didn't recommend them).
"If you can't do something well, you might as well learn to enjoy doing it poorly."
-- from a de-motivational poster, but I find it oddly liberating
Last edited by skinsk : 04-01-2007 at 08:17 PM.