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Subject: [TowerTalk] Lineman's belts/Modern full Body Harnesses
From: "Pat Barthelow" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 06:51:43 -0700
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Seems the classic  Lineman's belt, used for decades in various forms  in 
tower climbing, pole climbing and tree climbing,  has been superseded by the 
modern design full body harness, with continuous, attachment,  often with 
full fall shock relief designed suspensions and various D ring designs, 
front and back.

Question is, Is there a sensible place anymore for use of the simple 
climbing belt either as the sole safety and attachment device while tower 
climbing, or as an adjunct to a full body harness?   Can one safely use the 
climbing belt attached around a body harness in order to take advantage of 
the extra pair of D-Rings, and possible lanyard that it provides?   Or is 
this a non planned non approved modification of use of the newer designed 
full body harnesses?

All the Best, 73,
Pat Barthelow
Jamesburg Earth Station  Moon Bounce Team


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