Request for examination of the climbing harness "Austin II"

The high quality of our products is deeply rooted in EDELRID’s philosophy. As a reaction to an incident in a climbing gym and due to the high standard of our quality management we feel obliged to examine all bar tacks on the leg loops of our climbing harness “Austin II” (article no 71707) for their visibility and intactness.

The “Austin II” is primarily a rental harness and especially made for climbing gyms. After the incident EDELRID immediately checked 75% of all harnesses ever produced of this type and found no deviancies at all.

The previous model “Austin” (article no 71634) is not affected by this following request.


To further improve the quota of checked harnesses, we would like to ask all remaining private users of the “Austin II” harness for an examination of the bar tacks on both leg loops as instructed in the following picture.

Implementation of the examination:


Figure 1: Bar tacks need to be in contrast color. Their shape need to look like they do in this figure.

In order to measure the state of the examination, we would like to ask you:

  • To please send us a picture of one bar tack of a leg loop together with the batch no. as shown in the example below to


  • To please indicate your full name as well as your address.

If the checked bar tacks look different to the ones shown in the above mentioned figure, please immediately send the harness to EDELRID (address can be found on the bottom of this page). Of course we will arrange for a replacement by return.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and would like to show our appreciation for anyone who emails us a valid picture of their Austin II harness by sending one of our Pure Slider carabiners in return.

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