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Aug 20, 2012
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
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? willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Jul 20, 2010
42 points
Aug 20, 2012
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
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 willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Jul 20, 2010
42 points
Aug 25, 2012
Me.
Dustin Drake wrote:
Pretty sure the real men don't use tape.


BOOM!
Some Dude
Joined Apr 4, 2012
21 points
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)
Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
80 points
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
GabeO
From New Haven, CT
Joined May 13, 2006
336 points
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.
coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
550 points
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. Devin Fin
From DURANGO
Joined Jan 14, 2010
3,262 points
Sep 25, 2012
Tristan B wrote:
just use them at the gym.


stfu
S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
24 points
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.
dourbalistar
Joined Jul 29, 2010
37 points
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
jdberndt
From Seattle, WA
Joined Sep 16, 2010
193 points
Sep 25, 2012
Summit of Rainier.
Crack Gloves.
Crack Gloves.
Mike Belu
From Indianapolis, IN
Joined Jun 3, 2012
136 points
Sep 25, 2012
Bugaboos, 1978 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.
Kirk Miller
From Golden, CO
Joined May 13, 2003
1,553 points
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?
Tom Grummon
From Golden, CO
Joined Oct 20, 2009
33 points
Sep 26, 2012
Thats Me
n00bw1b00b wrote:
Condoms are for pussies! And maybe assholes depending on what field you like playing on!


so awesome
clay meier
Joined Dec 24, 2008
359 points
Oct 21, 2012
If tape is aid, so is Olde English! NickP
From Golden, CO
Joined Apr 13, 2008
21 points
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. Hardhat n Hexes
From Flagstaff, AZ.
Joined Sep 25, 2011
19 points
Jan 16, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
Anyone seen a large in the Ocun crack gloves from a retailer in the US or online? coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
550 points
Jan 16, 2013
Below "Inspect Her Gadget" at HP40 after...
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
Luke Stefurak
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jan 26, 2006
2,388 points
Jan 16, 2013
black nasty
A quick search... In Canada @ one of the Mtn Equip CoOp stores...

Ocun gloves
Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
1,175 points
Jan 16, 2013
it seems they won't ship the gloves to the US... Mike Watson
Joined Dec 22, 2011
12 points
Jan 16, 2013
black nasty
Shit Coop, Yer gonna havta go to the Bugabooze te get some o dem! Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
1,175 points
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 ...
bearbreeder
Joined Mar 1, 2009
2,022 points
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 ~$50).
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
345 points
Feb 14, 2013
escape route in squamish have tons of XL pairs for 19$ each ...

i picked up their last medium ;)
bearbreeder
Joined Mar 1, 2009
2,022 points
Feb 14, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
post up the pricing when you hear, they need to be durable at $50!

I need a large
coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
550 points


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