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May 23, 2012
Casper, Mountain Garden creek falls
Heading to Vedauwoo, eldo, and SD.I heard some talk about the grit in the cracks and to load up on tape before i go. What has held up for some of you WIDE lovers. I wouldnt mind something that will stay taped for days William Rhyne
From Casper, Wyoming
Joined Sep 14, 2011
63 points
May 23, 2012
tape and superglue. also hand jammies if you dont mind getting made fun of

amazon.com/Green-Gear-Climbing...

they do work
Avi Katz
Joined Sep 8, 2010
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May 23, 2012
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"Curad" brand seems to work well. But the best tape I've ever used is made by "Dome Industries." Nick Barczak
Joined Oct 9, 2008
113 points
May 23, 2012
Tbolt summit block (photo by Damien)
Mueller Euro tape is pretty durable, but also a little hard to find in the States. I've heard rumors that they sell it at the J-tree climbing shop, but I usually get it from Pagan Mountaineering in Moab. It's fairly inexpensive (was $2.75 a roll last I checked). fossana
From Sin City & Bishop
Joined Apr 30, 2006
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May 23, 2012
Me, of course
Kendal Curity is the only tape that will stay on my sweaty ass hands. Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
550 points
May 23, 2012
the fridge leavenworth
Benzoin Tincture! Old School right here! Stuff makes paper stick to your hands! Use it as a baselayer before taping, and depending on tape quality between layers.
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Hmann2
Joined Mar 10, 2011
33 points
May 23, 2012
View of Longs Peak from Mt. Alice, RMNP
+2 for Kendall Curity tape. One of the only brands to hold up to Vedauwoo offwidths. The other decent tape I use is the Metolius stuff, but its way too expensive to make tape gloves out of.

Dont forget to reuse your tape gloves! If you cut the wrap around your wrist, all you have to do is peel the gloves off and stick them together so they wont fold over on themselves. When you want to use them again, put them back on your hands and retape your wrist. Voila! If you make them right the first time, I have reused tape gloves for several days at Vedauwoo.
Jeremy Monahan
From Fort Fun, CO
Joined May 18, 2002
477 points
May 23, 2012
Just an FYI that Kendall Curity got purchased by Covidien and the new tape sucks balls compared to the old Curity. Finding old stock is hard redlude97
Joined Jun 21, 2010
8 points
May 23, 2012
Evan S wrote:
Kendal Curity is the only tape that will stay on my sweaty ass hands.


FYI, Kendal Curity has been bought out by another company and put through a new manufacturing process of some sort. The new stuff is only marginally better than ACE brand and Johnson and Johnson although still a bit cheaper.
ABaxter
From Estes Park, CO
Joined Sep 28, 2006
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May 23, 2012
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When I went I found long sleeves (a rugby shirt is what I wore), jeans that you don't mind shredding, and high-top climbing shoes to be more important than tape. We stayed mostly in the arm-bar, heel-toe width cracks though, so maybe on some thinner wide cracks it would be useful.

Definitely tape your ankles if you don't have high tops!
Cory
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 25, 2008
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May 23, 2012
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+2 for the Mueller Eurotape, although it is really hard to find. Definitely not in Nomad in JT, I've only found it at Pagan, but they will do mail order i think. I've used Johnson and Johnson, Mueller Athletic (standard) Metolius and another I found next to a route and the Eurotape is magic. Its so much stickier its insane - really hurts to peel of your skin at the end of the day.

I actually really like Steph Davis' recommended taping beta as well, and have switched over from the reusable, wrist-secured, glove method. I tape very infrequently, but when I do I use her method (1 full width strip each around thumb, fore and middle, then a single "X-wrap" over whole hand).
Simon Hatfield
From Oakland, CA
Joined Apr 22, 2010
268 points
May 23, 2012
Me.
Taping is cheating. Some Dude
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May 24, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
not if you climb harder than 5.9 though. slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
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May 24, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
now now, i didn't necessarily say that tape is cheating for climbing less than 5.9 either. you have my blessing to tape as you wish. i make no judgement whether another person should or should not tape, as it is neither taking money out of my pocket, nor punching me in the belly. slim
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May 24, 2012
FA's can be scary.  Photo by DeAngelo
Mueller Eurotape +1 Karsten
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jan 22, 2006
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May 24, 2012
Bocan
redlude97 wrote:
Just an FYI that Kendall Curity got purchased by Covidien and the new tape sucks balls compared to the old Curity. Finding old stock is hard


I posted this in an old thread, but Covidien has owned Kendall since 1994. So unless your stock is 18 years old, relating that aquisition is irrelevant. Now any changes that have been made recently is a different story, but not from a 2 decade ago purchase.

mountainproject.com/v/be-caref...
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
952 points
May 24, 2012
Scott McMahon wrote:
I posted this in an old thread, but Covidien has owned Kendall since 1994. So unless your stock is 18 years old, relating that aquisition is irrelevant. Now any changes that have been made recently is a different story, but not from a 2 decade ago purchase. mountainproject.com/v/be-caref...

Whatever the reason, my old box of kendall curity doesn't mention covidien at all, while the last box of "kendall curity" I ordered came as a box of covidien kendall standard porous which was nothing like the old curity tape. Manufacturing definitely changed at some point
redlude97
Joined Jun 21, 2010
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May 24, 2012
Bocan
redlude97 wrote:
Whatever the reason, my old box of kendall curity doesn't mention covidien at all, while the last box of "kendall curity" I ordered came as a box of covidien kendall standard porous which was nothing like the old curity tape. Manufacturing definitely changed at some point


Covidien was originally called Tyco Healthcare, until it spun of from Tyco International to become an independant healthcare company. Your old box didn't say anything about Kendall because previously the brand strength came from the independant business units, such as Valleylab, Kendall, Mallinckrodt, Puritan Bennett etc. Since the spinoff there has been a massive rebranding effort to use Covidien as the the singular name to make a more cohesive marketing strategy. That can especially be seen on the Green Monster and behind Bill Belichick when he's talking about the NE patriots. You will however see some names still used as there is obviously strategic value in those heritage brands.

As far as the product, you are right I would expect there probably was changes. It could be different suppliers, manufacturing techniques or simply the VOC (voice of customer) of which climbers are NOT.

Sorry for the Covidien solioquoy, just setting the record straight. :o)
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
952 points
May 24, 2012
Never taunt a goat
For a way to tape, check out monsteroffwidth.com Cut the inside wrist and they're good to re-use several times. Steve Murphy
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jul 6, 2009
26 points
May 24, 2012
Taping up is like wearing a condom. bradyk
Joined Jun 7, 2010
68 points
May 24, 2012
OTL
bradyk wrote:
Taping up is like wearing a condom.


Correct. Sometimes protection is warranted.
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
501 points
May 24, 2012
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
bradyk wrote:
Taping up is like wearing a condom.


There are some cracks you just don't want to stick your appendages in with protection. Ya know.

You should let people know you are quoting Jim Doninni (sp?) though.
Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
961 points
May 24, 2012
bradyk wrote:
Taping up is like wearing a condom.

This statement typically comes from people who don't climb rocky mountain granite (e.g. lumpy, s. Platte, vedauwoo) on a regular basis, or for more than 2 days in a row. Its like the folks who think that the metolius tape glove design works, or that thumb protection is optional (if you don't need to protect your thumb, you don't need a tape glove, since you're not jamming anyway).

Relatedly, with the end of kendall curity tape, i've switched back to a reusable glove. I figure, if i have to have a shitty glove, i may as well save money while i'm at it.
Brian Scoggins
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 12, 2002
1,120 points
May 24, 2012
Steve Murphy wrote:
For a way to tape, check out monsteroffwidth.com Cut the inside wrist and they're good to re-use several times.


Never had any traction with taping that way, maybe good for two pitches max then the tape starts to roll up on the sides and it's almost impossible to tape with those long strips on a windy day. I think short strips across the back of the hand and then separate strips to protect the index, thumb, and pinky knuckles works better with a final wrap around the wrist to hold it all together. Some day someone needs to make a video of all the different ways to tape up.
goatboy
From Nederland, CO
Joined Jan 15, 2008
32 points
May 24, 2012
Casper, Mountain Garden creek falls
who has the word on how i can find some mueller tape in america? William Rhyne
From Casper, Wyoming
Joined Sep 14, 2011
63 points
May 24, 2012
Tbolt summit block (photo by Damien)
William Rhyne wrote:
who has the word on how i can find some mueller tape in america?


Last summer I wasn't able to find Eurotape on Google, ebay or amazon, so ended up mail ordering it from Pagan. When I called they said they have customers from all over the States that buy it by the case.
fossana
From Sin City & Bishop
Joined Apr 30, 2006
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