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keegan540


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Any of the aid climbers out there use gloves in the winter. Can anyone recommend a glove that is warm but still allows you to place gear?

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Keegan


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pmyche wrote:
Metolius fingerless leather gloves.

I second those, very comfortable.

>Cam


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If it's mildly cold to the point fingerless gloves are not an option try a set of Mechanics Gloves or Insulated Mechanics Gloves.

Even colder... You should be ice climbing then, but if you're really set on aid then try some of the lower profile ice/mixed climbing gloves. Not as durable as the above option, but warmer. FWIW I've used both options for Aid and Ice Climbing in quite cold conditions in the Canadian Rockies.


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the_climber wrote:
If it's mildly cold to the point fingerless gloves are not an option try a set of Mechanics Gloves or Insulated Mechanics Gloves.

Even colder... You should be ice climbing then, but if you're really set on aid then try some of the lower profile ice/mixed climbing gloves. Not as durable as the above option, but warmer. FWIW I've used both options for Aid and Ice Climbing in quite cold conditions in the Canadian Rockies.

Ya.. what he said Unimpressed

This of course all depends on how *cold* we're talking. If you're planning on aiding up some granite spire on Baffin Island, the fingerless gloves alone aren't going to be of much use by themselves. The mechanic glove things that the_climber is referring to, come in every known configuration under the sun. Fingerless. fingerless thumb, index and middle fingerl, trigger finger, sticky rubber on the underside of the fingers, water resistant, insulated, etc. I've used the "Pro Framer", (mechanic-type) glove with a Melolius fingerless glove over that in -23 c. It certainly wasn't toasty warm by any stretch of the imagination, but was tolerable enough and worth the trade off of having some degree of dexterity to fiddle-fart with small nuts. Having an over-sized pair of mitts to stuff your gloved hands into while pondering that next placement (or how to break it to your partner that you want to bail) goes a long way to keeping your fingers in shape so that you can actually feel what you're holding.

Of course this is the Canadian Arctic scenario, if you are referring to when the sun goes behind the clouds in the Valley, then I guess the first responses already answered it for you.


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the_climber wrote:
If it's mildly cold to the point fingerless gloves are not an option try a set of Mechanics Gloves or Insulated Mechanics Gloves.

I'll second that.
Mechanics gloves are cheap and durable.
that's it because youre gonna destroy them anyway.
Only go for some expensive ones if youre planning
something like baffin, or you have too much money.


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i almost bought those crack climbing gloves for regular hand/fist jams...

i'm glad i didn't.


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