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Infiltration Forums > UE Tutorials, Lessons, and Useful Info > Climbing gloves(Viewed 4034 times)
Trackrunner   |  | 
Climbing gloves
< on 11/10/2014 11:25 PM >
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Anybody use gloves for climbing? Was thinking about getting some for a crane because of the cold weather, not sure if they would mess with my grip too much or not. I was looking into mechanix gloves in particular, they seem to be pretty cheap and durable, just not sure if they are the best for climbing.



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 1 on 11/10/2014 11:38 PM >
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I use gloves for climbing junk, but i'm in no way a climbing pro.
I like a layer between my hands and rust, jagged metal, glass shards, etc.
As long as you pay attention to what you're doing, take your time and have enough points of contact at all times, you should be okay.



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 2 on 11/11/2014 1:16 AM >
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Climbers don't wear gloves.
Descenders do ...



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 3 on 11/11/2014 5:27 PM >
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When actually climbing (rock or stuff like this), no one wears gloves because you lose too much grip. However, if your hands get too cold, they will freeze, become lethargic, and lose strength and grip. For climbing around abandonments and construction sites, I like wearing gloves for the same reasons as Relik. I have a pair of the standard mechanix tactical gloves, they work pretty well, and they breathe fairly well. The ultra-thin versions would give you more grip, but less warmth. Maybe try searching for a cold-weather tactical glove? I say tactical glove because those are made with high dexterity and movement in mind. I'm not sure if this would help or not, but you could try covering the palms of gloves with climbing chalk.

Another note about gloves, the palms lose grip over time, so keep an eye on that. My mechanix seem to have lost a lot since last spring, but that's probably because I use them as belay and rappel gloves...



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 4 on 11/12/2014 1:36 AM >
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thanks for the replies everyone, I think ill just pass on the gloves, especially since it was 40 in the morning and 67 in the afternoon...



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 5 on 11/12/2014 2:18 AM >
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Posted by Trackrunner
thanks for the replies everyone, I think ill just pass on the gloves, especially since it was 40 in the morning and 67 in the afternoon...


You're gonna climb in the afternoon? Let us know how that works out!

Seriously though, I've climbed with super thin knit gloves. Just got some super thin gloves wih grippy things on the palm.





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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 6 on 11/12/2014 7:56 PM >
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You're gonna climb in the afternoon? Let us know how that works out!





Well, more like 2 in da morning , but yeah where I live the temperatures change a lot so who knows what it'll be like lol



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 7 on 11/13/2014 4:42 PM >
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Consider "Belay" gloves sometimes used by rock climbers. They are seriously well made and also give pretty outstanding mobility.



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 8 on 6/21/2017 11:53 PM >
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no going bare is the move



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 9 on 6/22/2017 12:33 AM >
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Posted by natesidwesturbex
no going bare is the move


Bum advice.





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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 10 on 12/29/2017 4:05 PM >
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Contrary to others, I have found that some gloves increase my grip. I use MaxiCut Ultra 44-3745's because that's what I have access to, they are designed to stop cuts (I have tried using a box cutter and there wasn't even a mark on the fabric), and they are very tight around my hand so they don't really get in the way at all. The cut protection feature is nice when I take a leap of faith jumping and grabbing the edge of the roof knowing that my finger tips won't get cut off. The only downside is that they are absolute trash at insulating so I cannot use them during the winter.



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 11 on 1/23/2018 2:37 AM >
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Be a man and don't wear glove!!



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 12 on 3/22/2018 5:55 AM >
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Posted by DonPictures
Be a man and don't wear glove!!


Men are smart and protect themselves, you mean be an idiot and don't wear gloves.
If you climb a ladder or so, you can of course wear gloves, the people that work on cranes do the same.



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 13 on 12/27/2018 5:50 AM >
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I have always used gardening gloves. They're cheap and designed to protect without hindering your grip or dexterity too much.



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Re: Climbing gloves
<Reply # 14 on 1/11/2019 6:39 PM >
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Posted by Cwoauga
I have always used gardening gloves. They're cheap and designed to protect without hindering your grip or dexterity too much.


These work good, thin leather; lambskin or thin cowhide.
If you're climbing steel, gloves are good to have if you need them. Steel can rip you up proper.
On long climbs always have a pair.
Bring a roll of cloth self adhesive sports tape in case you cut a finger or start to get a blister.
At the top with a bad laceration or blister on a lead finger isn't fun or safe.

Do not wear gloves that are too large; all fingers should hit the ends. They should stay in place effortlessly.
Use the side rails for climbing unguarded straight ladder rather than the rungs. Gloves make this type of climbing much easier.
Cutting the fingers out is also an option; I like doing this for workout gloves.



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