LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS CONTINUED
The mountaineering hammer (Figure 15) has a wooden handle and steel head and is used to pound in
Figure 15. Hammer, Mountaineering.
The Type I mountaineering harness (Figure 16) is a one-size fits all, basic seat harness for all
mountaineering operations. It is used for rappelling, climbing, and moving over a fixed rope. It includes
pre-routed buckles that do not require double passing and cannot come undone through normal use. It
has a single attachment point for tying into rope or clipping into carabiners.
The Type II mountaineering harness (Figure 16) has multiple sizes and is designed for users who hang in
the harness for long periods of time or may take long falls, such as assault climbers or mountain leaders.
It has a padded waist belt and leg loops and multiple gear loops.
TYPE I HARNESS
TYPE II HARNESS
Figure 16. Harnesses, Mountaineering; Type I and II.