Black Diamond Primrose Package
Black DiamondPrimrose Package

Rocking awesome gift potential.

The Black Diamond Women's Primrose Package has everything the aspiring rock-hound in your life needs to get her onto the crag. The women's-specific Primrose harness features adjustable leg loops, 4 gear loops, and comfortable EVA foam padding to lessen any impacts. The ATC-XP belay device comes with a lock offset-D carabiner that makes it easy to belay safely and efficiently. The chalk bag has a drawcord closure and an easy loop to hang from, meaning she'll never have to steal yours again.

  • Women's specific harness
  • Adjustable leg loops
  • Drop-seat buckles
  • EVA foam padding
  • 4 gear loops
  • Full-strength haul loop on harness
  • Drawcord chalk bag closure
  • Brush holder
  • Offset-D locking carabiner
  • ATC-XP belay device
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Perfect for beginners

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great package for beginners just getting into climbing. I've been climbing indoors (top rope only for now) at the local climbing gym for about 3 months with this gear and I really like it so far. I'm an athletically built 5'3

Gave as a Gift

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave this as a gift, it includes the necessities and so far everything has performed well, as it should.

Exactly what you need, nothing more.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

My girlfriend and I initially were looking at much more expensive harnesses for her, and she tried a few on. They were all nice, but she ultimately decided on this harness because it had all the features she was looking for, and more. The adjustable leg loops and leg lengths adjust to her body, and the harness is comfortable. It's a great deal for what you get: the harness, the chalk, chalk bag, and the ATC-XP belay device and locking carabiner. Great set for a beginning climber.

Climb on, y'all.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love love love this. I mostly boulder, but recently got into top roping (and leading soon!). This is a really rad first harness. Still getting used to a harness in general (don't like being constricted) but for what it's worth, this is super comfortable and definitely gets the job done. I took my first fall the other day and I felt completely safe up there. Rad!

The basics to start

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great kit for any beginning climber. It has everything you need except the shoes. The harness is comfortable to wear for a couple of hours of climbing and the carabiner and belay device are good quality.

Great starter set!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave this as a gift and they love it! Great starer set up, comes with a lot nice stuff to get you started.

Great Gear Grab

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Harness is super comfortable, I've taken 30 foot lead falls with no issue. Great deal to get a bunch of gear to start off. The only thing is the chalk bag is not refillable.

Great Beginner Package

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wanted to take my girlfriend climbing so I got her this package - she said: "This Black Diamond Primrose Package has everything you need as a beginner climber. The harness fits comfortably around the waist and legs with easy adjustments. The ATC is easy to use and learn from. I would definitely suggest purchasing a package like this as a beginner climber vs. the individual pieces. In my opinion, Black Diamond has the best climbing options and fit well!"

Perfect beginner set up

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

My sister is taking a rock climbing class in school this semester and needed all the stuff to get her started. A friend recommended this kit and it's just what she needed. Most of the items are a little on the basic side, but are still quality. Perfect to get your feet wet.

Starting to climb? Grab this setup

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As Shannon and others have mentioned below, if you want to break into the climbing world and build your setup, but don't know where to start, begin here. When I moved to Utah I knew I wanted to climb but was unsure of what equipment was absolutely necessary. The primrose is great because with a harness, chalk, and ATC you can cover many varieties of climbing. The leg loops are auto double backed so if you are a newbie this is a great feature to keep you safe automatically. The pretty color of it always gets me compliments at the gym too :)

Starting to climb?  Grab this setup

If you don't want to die...double back

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

As everyone has said, this is an awesome kit to get started with. You don't get to pick the chalk bag or belay device colors but if you're starting on a budget this is the way to go!

The harness is a bit on the bulky side and I feel like I sweat a bit more with this one vs. my other harness, but it's definitely a comfortable fit. And I also really like how you can adjust the leg loops but the end of the strap is still connected to the harness so you don't have to worry about the straps flapping around.

The only thing I would add to these reviews is to make sure you double back on the waist belt because otherwise it will slip and loosen up on you while climbing. I forgot to double up once (novice move) and lets just say I had a slightly terrifying repel down afterwards.

Thanks for your note about doubling back on the waist belt. I just purchased this harness.

Great First Harness

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got my friend into canyoneering so I gave this to her as a birthday present. She said that it was very comfortable and she felt very secure in it. it was great to get her everything she needed for such a great price.

Perfect starting kit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great starting kit: Nice and comfortable harness, plus I like that the included belay device has indentations (easier to belay with this over the smooth one when renting gear). Great buy!

All Aboard the Primrose Train

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I've put my good old Primrose harness through the wringer, and it was the first climbing harness I ever purchased. I recently got one of my friends into climbing and gave this to her as a gift for starting out. The harness itself is extremely comfortable and the adjustable leg loops are an added bonus. I would highly recommend this package for anyone just starting out. All of that gear adds up and with this they will already be set with a chalk bag, belay device and white gold chalk for a great price.

Does this kit only come with the grey harness or are there other color options?

Jacklyn,



For the Primrose package, the only color option will be the Smoke.



Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



Jared D.

Expert Gearhead

801.736.4336

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