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BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:36am PT
What did Reardon say? "Naked, chalkless onsighting is climbing. Everything else is a compromise."

You gonna follow that guy's example? That worked out pretty well for him.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:18am PT
Get a bulk box of Kendall Curity 1" tape for her for Xmas and she can make a thin second skin tape glove every time she climbs.

Unless they've changed there sizing since I bought some 10 yrs ago, the smallest ones are huge. Jammies are like climbing with stick rubber sandals on your hands. For the same reason that loose shoes are annoying, having a piece of rubber slide back and forth even a little was even more frustrating than the girth.
brusman

Gym climber
United States
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:53am PT
I am just ordering some from my friend in Europe, if you want a pair or 2, let me know. I think they come out to $35 each depending if I get enough, due to the shipping charges. I am in Orange County.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Can Largo pipe up about his rig for Paisano overhang? Stories of welders gloves with lots of tape. Is this true?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Technique is king, but sometimes ya gotta tape!! Fifty years of crack climbing have left my hands a mass of scar tissue. Curtis is the best!

But what Murcy said early in this thread, there are times when gloves work. I too like the ones he mentioned, but they tear. Thats what happened to Em's. it's not a perfect world out there.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
I've come to prefer tape gloves over things like hand jammies. Instead of velcro closure its a simple piece of tape to close the wrist. I usually keep reusing tape gloves, adding tape (and peeling remnanants) as needed, till they start to stink. Then toss and make a new pair ;-)

DMT
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
I only use tape when blood makes the climb slippery...


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