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 The Sendero 2023 is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Sendero 2023 is no longer produced by Edelrid. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

Edelrid Sendero Harness
  • Edelrid Sendero Harness
  • Edelrid Sendero Harness
  • Edelrid Sendero Harness
  • Edelrid Sendero Harness
  • Edelrid Sendero Harness

Sendero 2023

Rating

My vote: None ( 4.5 avg )

Description

Comfortable and lightweight alpine harness with extensive features. The three buckle design ensures optimal fit. The five gear loops and two attachment points for ice screw clips offer plenty of options to store equipment. The SENDERO is another member of our bluesign® certified harness range.

  • 3D mesh padding and soft webbing edges offer optimum comfort
  • Made of bluesign®-certified materials
  • 20 mm Slide Block buckle on the waist belt and 15 mm Slide Block buckles on the leg loops that can be fully opened to make the harness easier to put on when wearing skis or crampons
  • Tie-in point with Dyneema wear indicator, which reveals internal red threads in case of increased abrasion
  • Soft Frame Construction for a wide force distribution offering more comfort with low weight and minimal packing size

Retail price

US$ 89.95

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Weight (g)

Weight

In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll list them here.

The default weight is the middle-most size, often this is size M.

332 g

S : 315 g / 11.1 oz
M : 332 g / 11.7 oz
L : 353 g / 12.5 oz
(weight converted from grams to ounces)

Fit Unisex
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Gear Loops

Number of Gear Loops

Gear loops are used to hold gear (quickdraws, cams, etc) onto your harness. 4 gear loops is most common.

0 - 1 Gear Loops

Most often on full body harnesses or guide/gym style harnesses.

2-3 Gear Loops

Mostly found on lighter harnesses made for [ski] mountaineering or high-end sport climbing where weight is a high priority.

4 - 5 Gear Loops

The standard/most common number for climbing harnesses. Perfect for sport and trad.

More Than 6 Gear Loops

Designed for long multi-pitch and big wall climbing, found on harnesses made to hold the maximum amount of gear.

Worth Considering

Occasionally, the number of gear loops will change on a harness model depending on the size. There could be 7 gear loops for the med/large but only 5 gear loops for the xsmall/small. In this case we list the highest number for the filters, and then write an explanation on the product page like, “Size S/XS can only fit 5 gear loops.”

5 Gear loops
Ice Clip Slots

Ice Clip Slot

Ice clipper slots are made to fit a carabiner that holds ice screws. These slots are generally only used by ice climbers but there is no disadvantage to having them on your harness.

Less than 40% of harnesses will have ice clipper slots. And those harnesses will usually have 2 or 4 slots, often located next to, or between, the gear loops.

Yes, 2
Belay / Tie-In One Loop
Waist Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Leg Buckle Type Quick Adjust
Drop Seat Yes
Haul Loop

Haul Loop

Trad climbers often look for a haul loop as they're intended to haul a rope (second line) or pack (while you climb the chimney).

A haul loop can also hold shoes or other accessories. Although not the intended use, it is also commonly used to hold a chalk bag.

Yes  (0kN)
Certification CE, EN
Size Chart

S  (will fit the upper range of XS)
Waist : 70-85 cm / 27.6-33.5 in
Legs : 47-57 cm / 18.5-22.4 in
M
Waist : 75-90 cm / 29.5-35.4 in
Legs : 52-62 cm / 20.5-24.4 in
L (will fit the lower range of XL)
Waist : 80-95 cm / 31.5-37.4 in
Legs : 56-66 cm / 22-26 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)

AVG RATING
4.035
( 4 avg )
Rating
5.04
( 5 avg )

Lots of room but not lots of wear

Pros
5 gear loops
comfortable
adjustable leg loops
light weight
packable
Cons
fabric on gear loops doesn't hold up to chimneys
Familiarity
I’ve used it a bunch

The harness is sturdy, light weight, and allows segregation of my gear, including having a very convenient rear gear loop. The tie in points are sturdy and highly visible. The adjustable leg loops are much more comfortable over rain or winter pants.

Unfortunately, after only a couple times going through chimneys the fabric on the gear loops started to fuzz. They're still sound, but it makes me nervous about future damage/compromise.

Rating
4.02
( 4 avg )

Not really sending much in the sendero

Pros
Comfortable
Packs small
Cons
Gear loops are small
Weight is distributed weird

Overall not a bad harness, I have been using it on and off for a couple of months now. Really my only problems are that the gear loops are small and that when you've got a lot of gear on it, it feels a bit off and slides a bit.

I do have a pretty small waist though too so that probably doesn't help.

Rating
2.04
( 2 avg )

Too small gear loops

Pros
good design
Cons
gear loops a small and do not protrude enough
belt end overlaps with rear gear loop, holes, fixing belt end are too small to be operated conveniently
although the weight of the harness is the same as of my BD Momentum, every buckle and strap on Sendero is considerably narrower
Familiarity
I’ve used it a few of times

Small gear loops are a real curse - they do not protrude enough, therefore it's difficult to place gear on rear loops blindly, clothes get in the way often and sometimes are jammed by carabiner gate.

This happened in the summertime when I was wearing T-shirt only, but in the winter with some puffy underneath things would get even worse.

Rating
5.04
( 5 avg )

Small but mighty

Pros
Lightweight
Comfortable
5 gear loops
Ice clipper slots
Sizing
Eco-friendly
Cons
Gear loops feel a bit small
Familiarity
I’ve used it a bunch
Disclaimer
I live in the Midwest so most of my experience with this harness has been on single-pitch ice and rock routes.

Upgraded from my Petzl Corax to this earlier this year. I was looking for an all-around harness for trad, ice, mixed, and alpine climbing, and this ticks all the boxes. First, this harness fits like a glove. I have about a ~29 inch waist and bought a size small (fits 27.5 in - 33.5 in).

I can tighten it up so it fits snug for warm-weather climbing, but I have plenty of room left to add layers for subzero days of ice climbing. The gear loops are set back from the front of the harness, which helps keep stuff out of the way when climbing, which I think is a nice plus. The ice clipper slots are well-placed. Although there are only two of them I was able to rack up to 16 screws with larger ice clippers. Something like a Petzl Caritool Evo can be used to expand its capacity for ice screws. This harness is very comfortable for how light it is. And the fact that it meets Bluesign criteria is a nice plus. My only criticism of this harness is the size of the gear loops; they seem a bit small compared to other harnesses. I was able to comfortably rack a double set of C4 Camalots from 0.5-4, as well as a double set of nuts on the first two loops. Anything beyond that would lead to awkwardness when removing gear. I put most of my draws and slings on the second two loops, and was able to fit all that I needed. Doubling up draws and carrying runners over the shoulder helped to save space. The rear gear loop is where I put most of my anchor material and personal gear (cordellette, belay device, extra carabiners, prussik loop), but be mindful of how much you put back there. It gets crowded quickly. If you are concious about how you rack your gear and how much you take, or use a gear sling, this becomes a non-issue. All in all it's a solid harness.

Climbing Gear Reviews UK rating 5/5

In short it is difficult to imagine anyone not being happy with the Sendero, excepting perhaps the extreme sport climbing fraternity. It excels as Trad/Alpine/Winter harness and is perfectly usable for sport climbing. There is a a female specific version the Autana as well as a lighter weight fixed leg loop version the Sirana so Edelrid have pretty much covered all the bases.

UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

I almost wish I had reviewed the Sendero's fixed leg loop sibling the Sirana, purely so I could pinch and adapt the last American president's nickname from No-drama-Obama to No-drama-Sirana. The Sendero is completely no-drama; it is well designed, comfortable, environmentally friendly, and not even particularly expensive. It just doesn't rhyme so well. 2020 has been a chaotic year in so many ways, so it's definitely been a summer to appreciate things that just do their job well, while not making a fuss - even little things like a climbing harness.

Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 5/5

The Edelrid Sendero wins our Editors' Choice award for the best all-around harness because it is versatile, and has the feature set you need for any style of climbing. It is lightweight, functional, and also quite affordable, considering the level of performance offered. While it is marketed as an alpine harness, we recommend it for anyone who wants a single harness that can easily meet all of their needs.

Sendero Harness

The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.