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By willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Aug 20, 2012
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my "Bourne Identity" style reboot of The Eiger Sanction. This was from the rough draft's first act.

I first went to IC a week after getting out of a cast for a broken wrist, I taped the shit out of my hands and up almost halfway to my elbow to stabilize the joint. I don't think these could do that... But that's not the point. Dude's on here are right, anything on you hands is "cheating". My elbow level tape, hand Jammie's, hell, even cams, ropes and climbing shoes take away some of the "purity". Someone climbing in Indian Creek in hand Jammie's gets way more respect from me than the dude bro playing his Xbox all day because he/she are just getting after it to a level of purity they're comfortable with. Whatever. I mean, who here barefoot, onsight free solos even a .000001% of what they climb? Very few of you I guess, so why split hairs on anything beyond that. Splitter Crack climbing is the most enjoyable type of climbing on earth to me, but, it hurts, so why not give folks the option to have a manufactured solution to that?


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By willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Aug 20, 2012
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my "Bourne Identity" style reboot of The Eiger Sanction. This was from the rough draft's first act.

I will caveat that and say that if you're clipping draws on a bolted crack, the universe stipulates that you must have your picture taken climbing that in hand Jammie's


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By Some Dude
Aug 25, 2012
Me.

Dustin Drake wrote:
Pretty sure the real men don't use tape.


BOOM!


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By Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Aug 25, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey

Jay Willis wrote:
Rubber gloves certainly don't look as cool as tapeing up, but that's not the point. It's not that tape doesn't work or that these make jamming easier. The reason people buy these gloves is so that they don't have to go through endless rolls of tape. Also useful if just doing a single pitch of jamming.


I've used my pair of gloves for a long time and know a lot of climbers who have used theirs for years (and yes... they do climb a LOT)


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By GabeO
From Denver, CO
Aug 29, 2012

Matt Kuehl wrote:
I wear this for squeeze climbs, it's great because I can pee in the suit.


Awesome! Where can I buy me one of them suits?

GO


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By coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Sep 25, 2012
Indian Creek Climbing

anybody seen a large online for sale? or in a store?

coop wrote:
Thanks, I need a large it appears they are out at the moment.


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By Devin Fin
From DURANGO
Sep 25, 2012
dream canyon fun!

what if you work in the food ind an have to serve an present food to people who probley dont want to see cheese pizza hands lurking over their food........ i taped in the voo once.


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By S Denny
From Carbondale, CO
Sep 25, 2012

Tristan B wrote:
just use them at the gym.


stfu


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By dourbalistar
Sep 25, 2012

coop wrote:
anybody seen a large online for sale? or in a store?


Maybe you missed my original post up thread, but my local gym has these gloves for sale. If you send me a PM, I can try to help you out.


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By jdberndt
From Seatte, WA
Sep 25, 2012

willeslinger wrote:
Whatever. I mean, who here barefoot, onsight free solos even a .000001% of what they climb?


I'll let you know when I get to 1,000,000 pitches if I've managed 1 barefoot onsight.


hand jammie
hand jammie


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By Mike Belu
From Indianapolis, IN
Sep 25, 2012
Summit of Rainier.

Crack Gloves.
Crack Gloves.


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By Kirk Miller
From Golden, CO
Sep 25, 2012
Bugaboos, 1978 <br />Photo by Ken Trout

Jason N. wrote:
Isn't scar tissue more prone to getting cut open again?

Russ your full of shit!
I have nothing but scar tissue left on the backs of my hands from listening to this line of bull. Don't tape up if you want hard man status. Tape if you want to enjoy yourself and improve your technique. Take it from me, poor technique leading to hamburger hands, provides a slower learning curve. If you accept that you are a total wuss, accept aid, accept tape. For sure you'll learn how to crack climb well, faster.


Tape is aid...
pshshhshht
so are underwear.


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By Tom Grummon
From Golden, CO
Sep 26, 2012
Top of Montezuma's Tower

willeslinger wrote:
I mean, who here barefoot, onsight free solos even a .000001% of what they climb?


Do I get extra points if it was a nude DWS?


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By clay meier
Sep 26, 2012
Thats Me

n00bw1b00b wrote:
Condoms are for pussies! And maybe assholes depending on what field you like playing on!


so awesome


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By NickP
From Golden, CO
Oct 21, 2012

If tape is aid, so is Olde English!


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By Hardhat n Hexes
From Flagstaff, AZ.
Oct 21, 2012

I have a pair of the ocun gloves I bought in Czech R. last summer. They are very popular over there and work great. I've used them once since I've been back in the U.S., Twilight Zone at W. Elden and I was glad to have them! Many climbers in CZ. expressed amazement that we waste money on tape to make disposable gloves. And by the way, they are climbing much more serious routes then 98% of the climbers in N. America. My feeling about the "tape/crack gloves are aid argument" is this: climb everything barefoot and you can make this argument, otherwise you are full of it. Oh yeah, make sure you don't use chalk or cams either.


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By coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Jan 16, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing

Anyone seen a large in the Ocun crack gloves from a retailer in the US or online?


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By Luke Stefurak
From Mountain View, CA
Jan 16, 2013
Below "Inspect Her Gadget" at HP40 after sending it the previous day.

Coop,

Right now from what I hear there is no US distributor for Ocun. They used to sell the Ocun crack gloves at the Planet Granite Gyms (SF Bay Area). Right now it seems that the folks at PG are working to become a distributor or find a new distributor.

I know that PG still has a few but I'm pretty sure they only have unpopular sizes like XL and XS.

- Luke


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By Cor
Jan 16, 2013
black nasty

A quick search... In Canada @ one of the Mtn Equip CoOp stores...

Ocun gloves


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By Mike Watson
Jan 16, 2013

it seems they won't ship the gloves to the US...


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By Cor
Jan 16, 2013
black nasty

Shit Coop, Yer gonna havta go to the Bugabooze te get some o dem!


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By bearbreeder
Jan 17, 2013

mec will sell out what they have and not bring in anymore i understand

so better buy em quick .. ive already got 2 sets and i think ill order another ...


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By Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 14, 2013
OTL

coop wrote:
Anyone seen a large in the Ocun crack gloves from a retailer in the US or online?


I emailed PG (planet granite) this am:
"Thanks for the email. Yes, we have the Ocun gloves. We just received a shipment of 500 pair from the manufacturer in the Czech Republic. We agreed with you, they were hard to find. We cut out the middle man and eliminated that problem."

Unfortunately they say they retail for $38.50 - I might stick with slow to put on and take off, old tape. Waiting to hear on the final shipped price (I imagine ~$50).


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By bearbreeder
Feb 14, 2013

escape route in squamish have tons of XL pairs for 19$ each ...

i picked up their last medium ;)


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By coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Feb 14, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing

post up the pricing when you hear, they need to be durable at $50!

I need a large


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