Could This Glove Mean The End For Hand Taping? | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 542

23rd July 2015
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On today's show Adam gives us an alternative look at the goings on at Outdoor 2015, as we finally let him out of his cave and into the bright lights of Friedrichshafen. He'll be taking a look at everything that the rest of climbing media don't want to tell you about outdoor trade shows...mostly because it isn't very relevant. After that we'll be heading over to the Outdoor Research stand to take a look at their new Splitter Glove. Made in collaboration with veteran Yosemite climber Hans Florine, the Splitter has been developed as an alternative to the conventional tape gloves used by crack climbers. Outdoor Research are suggesting that it makes a great alternative being faster to use, less wasteful and more comfortable to remove. They expect that it will last for up to a hundred days of crack climbing and at only 40€, it is definitely a fair price for that kind of mileage. Could This Glove Mean The End For Hand Taping? | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 542

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Hi AL, These gloves are designed for crack climbing which, believe it or not does require you to use the backs of your hands. You have to jam your hand into the crack and then, using your thumb mostly, "expand" your hand until it sticks in place. If you're not used to it or on long routes it can really hurt and tear the skin off your hands. Hope that helps! Dave
24th Jul 2015