When I was a teenager I used to climb my tower with no climbing belt of any kind - oh to be young and stupid. . . After I was married and started putting up antennae it eventually led to a tower. My wife knew I was looking for a climbing belt and at an old army surplus store found an all leather belt with leather lanyard. That was over 40 years ago. Now that I have gained some small amount of wisdom (and caution) plus the fact that leather belts aren't even legal anymore I have moved on to the opposite end of the spectrum. Today I received my full body harness with fall arrestor and butt rest seat so I can work in place while taking the load off my feet. Things have sure changed but I have to admit I feel a whole lot more confident in making the climb this weekend. Trust me, its looks better on the dummy than me.