Finger-tips please! Belay, abseil and rescue gloves

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Finger-tips please! Belay, abseil and rescue gloves

Post by PeterHS » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:41 am

More Peter rambling,

Petzl Cordex gloves - R685
Cycling gloves - R250
No name Industrial or Garden Centre gloves - R20

So, which gloves do you use (if any) for belaying? Or abseiling? Or rescue? All have leather palms - essential if you don't want melted rope or gloves - and all come in different sizes to fit.

Is this a case where value for money can override specialist climbing equipment? Or where more expensive is not necessarily better? Or do you buy the best and specialist gear? After all, abseiling is a high risk, dangerous activity.

I can also get my local fabric shop to put in a pair of eyehole rivets for R10 for carabiner attachment too ....

What's your choice? Experience? Preference?

Give me a hand to choose please ....

Ciao,

Peter

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Re: Finger-tips please! Belay, abseil and rescue gloves

Post by Stefan Smeda » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:42 am

Also consider sailing gloves, sailing has many shared requirements and a lot of thought has gone into making sailing gloves.

- Stitching has to keep together after getting wet an drying repeatedly [check]
- Has to provide good protection against fast moving ropes [check]
- Has to provide good grip on ropes in wet and dry conditions [check]
- Has to expose fingertips and be designed so your fingers can tie knots easily [check]

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Re: Finger-tips please! Belay, abseil and rescue gloves

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:25 pm

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Those are some of the best gloves I've used. Dakine Half-finger Sailing gloves. You can find them at kite surfing shops. Work well for rescue and kloofing. Not that cheap but they lasted very well (in fact they were with my kit when it was stolen so some kid in Lesotho probably has them now).

http://store.dakine.com/half-finger-sai ... ce=search#
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Re: Finger-tips please! Belay, abseil and rescue gloves

Post by PeterHS » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:07 pm

Thanks, Nic. I haven't seen in and around CT but I can get the BD crag fingerless gloves for R250.

http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/cli ... KMD_1.html

Has anyone used these or seen them? I might be able to negotiate a lower price if others want too.

Nic, is it worth me asking the CT rescue guys? In box me an email group address if you think worthwhile. Thanks.

Peter

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Re: Finger-tips please! Belay, abseil and rescue gloves

Post by Justin » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:41 pm

PeterHS wrote:Nic, is it worth me asking the CT rescue guys?
You just asked one of them, he answered and you thanked him :thumright

I've been using 'Singing Rock Grippy Full Glove' (Recommended Retail: R525) - The fingerless version RR is R400) - see: http://www.rammountain.co.za/product-ca ... es/gloves/

They are a different type of glove to the BD ones (BD= more sport, SR= more industrial). They're full leather and I've found them to be very good. I am on my 2nd pair (they got heavily abused however, doing a lot more than general climbing). One reason I prefer full gloves is to keep the sun off my hands (I am sometimes forced to stand in the sun - belay slave). Once the gloves are broken in you can do 99% of what you need (including opening small ball autolock biners).
Full gloves will make your hands more warm than the 3/4 version.

They also have an attachment point where you can clip a biner through the glove for safe keeping.
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Re: Finger-tips please! Belay, abseil and rescue gloves

Post by Chris F » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:37 am

I wouldn't buy that pair though, unless you have two left hands.

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