Who are we?

Since 1985, Headwall Harnesses has been devoted to the construction of durable and comfortable harnesses primarily used in rock climbing and in adventure ropes courses. Headwall is responsible for the manufacturing of over 10,000 adventure ropes course and rock climbing harnesses per year for clients ranging from New York, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, and more. With years of integral experience, including but not limited to rock climbing guiding, instruction, and rigging, Headwall has demonstrated amplified knowledge and faultless design in its products.

Bugaboo Range, BC | (Click photo for more images)


Headwall Harnesses was established as a sole proprietorship by Mike Head in 1985. After obtaining his first industrial sewing machine and having knowledge through experience with years of rock climbing, Head began selling durable harnesses out of his quaint office (the camper of his truck) for a minimal price. Head, most known for his bold first ascents in Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso, Texas, carried on assembling and refining his harnesses until he settled in Tucson, Arizona. Not long after moving to Tucson, Head established himself at the forefront of extremely difficult sport climbing on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Bugaboo Range, B.C. | (Click photo to enlarge)