From the hard single-pitch splitters of Indian Creek to the soaring alpine walls of the Charakusa Valley, the Black Diamond Chaos harness is a highly durable, premium trad climbing harness that’s built for long routes and serious abuse. Equally suited to cragging sessions and multi-pitch free climbs, the Chaos features Kinetic Core Construction, which uses a thin layer of Vectran fibers in place of traditional webbing to evenly distribute weight across the waist and legs. Four pressure-molded gear loops hold cams, slings and on-route essentials, and the front two loops are oversized for optimized racking. A Forged Speed Adjust buckle makes for easy on and off, while the rear 12 kN-rated haul loop secures your tag line.
What is it?
The Black Diamond Chaos is a high spec trad climbing harness aimed at those operating at a fairly high level. Weight is kept to a minimum by eliminating traditional bulky padding in favour of a Kinetic Core Construction which uses Vectran strands which travel the length of the waistbelt to evenly distribute load and offer support and a breathable 3D mesh lining. The Black Diamond Chaos also features and abrasion resistant shell, 4 moulded gear loops, adjustable rise and a speed adjust waist buckle.
This rock climbing specific harness has everything you need for a day at the crag or a huge multi-pitch climb. If you don’t venture into the alpine or ice climb very often, this harness will excel at everything you throw at it. This is a super versatile harness and would be our pick if we could only have one harness for everything from the gym to done-in-a-day routes.
- We loved how comfortable this harness is and enjoyed not having to mess with leg loop buckles.
- The Kinetic Core Construction makes this harness quite comfortable without making it heavy.
We Didn’t Like:
- We wish the harness would breathe a little bit better, but it breathes much better than any other harness We’ve worn and only notice it when standing around in the gym.
- Not as adjustable as other harnesses.
- No ice clipper slots.