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By Dana Ernst
Mar 30, 2006
Scott Baxter wears "hand jammies?"
By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Jul 18, 2006
Sure, why not? He's a bad-ass crack climber, but those things are way nicer and easier to use than tape.
By Scott Baxter
May 23, 2008
Dear Dana,
"Scott Baxter wears hand jammies?"
I know, it's humiliating. I feel like Pee Wee Herman caught in the act.
But, after sixty-two years of wear and tear, the backs of my hands--
let's not talk about my palms--bruise and bleed at the thought of
even lockers. Sorry to have turned out to be so thin-skinned.
By Dana Ernst
May 24, 2008
You're still my hero!
By Jimbo
Jun 20, 2008
I've always been curious as to why the climbing community has decided, arbitrarily, that sticky rubber on the latest reverse camber, slingshot rand climbing shoe is OK, but sticky rubber on your hands is cheating!!!!
I'm with you, Scott, Handjammies are quicker, easier and more effective than tape, and you don't see gobs of Handjamies littering the base of climbs.
I through myself at a fat crack going out a 6 foot roof a while ago and was actually bleeding under the Handjammies. I should have taped under the Handjammies!!! Or maybe I should stop clipping so many bolts and climb more cracks!??... with my Handjammies of course.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jan 28, 2011
I think "hand jammies" have a bad rap on account of that lame-sounding name. Call them "crack gloves" and instantly it's much better. I agree, crack gloves and taping are the same, and people poking fun at crack gloves just haven't used them yet.
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Me looking forward to a great adventure on Dr. Rubo's. I was lucky enough to have Scott Baxter loan me his hand jammies so I could lead the 2nd pitch solidly.

Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006
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Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride (5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a )
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