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Aug 16, 2012
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JLP wrote:
They only work for the easy sizes...

That has always been my thought on these as well, although I haven't used them.

Find me something that makes offset ringlocks less painful and I'll buy 'em. :)
Peter Franzen
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 1, 2001
4,021 points
Aug 16, 2012
Mission Impossible Gloves Chris Vinson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
67 points
Aug 16, 2012
no
Marc H wrote:
Then what do men who use "jammies" for climbing use for "safe" sex?


Lamb skin?
Sir Spanxalot
Joined Aug 7, 2012
5 points
Aug 16, 2012
no
Colonel Mustard wrote:
Men who tape probably also use condoms.


Condoms are for pussies! And maybe assholes depending on what field you like playing on!
Sir Spanxalot
Joined Aug 7, 2012
5 points
Aug 16, 2012
Me on top of Chianti Spire
Dustin Drake wrote:
Pretty sure the real men don't use tape.


Eric Fjellanger
Joined May 8, 2008
774 points
Aug 16, 2012
Dustin Drake wrote:
Pretty sure the real men don't use tape.

Yeah, tape is for girls.



Old guys, too.

Auto-X Fil
From NEPA and Upper Jay, NY
Joined Aug 1, 2010
46 points
Aug 16, 2012
what better way to let everyone know that you don't know how to crack climb! I have found tape to be useful on some routes. Onsight is typically where I get the gobies if I repeat the route often it is done with minimal damage to the hands. Climbing hard crack everyday can be hard on the hands but then your hands become hard to! mountainlion
Joined Apr 30, 2012
30 points
Aug 16, 2012
Indy pass
mountainlion wrote:
what better way to let everyone know that you don't know how to crack climb! I have found tape to be useful on some routes. Onsight is typically where I get the gobies if I repeat the route often it is done with minimal damage to the hands. Climbing hard crack everyday can be hard on the hands but then your hands become hard to!


Isn't scar tissue more prone to getting cut open again?
Jason N.
From Grand Junction
Joined Mar 18, 2011
23 points
Aug 17, 2012
I think everybody is different(depending on what they do and how they treat thier hands when not climbing--lotion and softie stuff will make your hands soft not tough) I try to have callouses. I try to avoid climbs that will affect whatever I have going on with my hands at that time. Recently I had a hard finger pocket route that was sharp but my hands were calloused well. I was at the crux and my feet slipped and I fell. Felt like my fingers were ripped off but when looking at my hands no damage. The damage came as I f**ked it up two more times. A few weeks later after healing I came back and sent it smooth no prob. Same with hand jam routes I usually jam hard enough to get a gobie but come back and wonder what I was jamming so hard for. mountainlion
Joined Apr 30, 2012
30 points
Aug 17, 2012
vertebrae roof
Hey jlp my jammies broke on the second day... One of the finger straps. They made me climb better but I already was tired of being called names I hadn't heard since junior high.... JMo
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jan 12, 2009
1,007 points
Aug 17, 2012
Me on top of Chianti Spire
mountainlion wrote:
what better way to let everyone know that you don't know how to crack climb!


Like we were saying, Jens and Steph and Jim didn't get the memo.

Nor did Sonnie.



Or Tommy



or well you get my point.

Which is that good climbers don't care what internet wankers think about tape.
Eric Fjellanger
Joined May 8, 2008
774 points
Aug 17, 2012
coop wrote:
Anyone know where I can buy a size large in the US?

To the OP:

This retailer, based out of Squamish, BC, has them:
rockempire.com/catalog?categor...

They ship to the US, but unfortunately it looks like they are out of size large. My local gym sells them, too. If you really want a pair, send me a PM and I can try to help you out.
dourbalistar
Joined Jul 29, 2010
37 points
Aug 17, 2012
ICE!
I picked up a pair of Ocun gloves at MEC to try last weekend and they are legit. Pretty thin so you can still feel the rock features. I won't always wear them, just like I don't always tape, but they are nicer and quicker than tape imo.

coop wrote:
Anyone know where I can buy a size large in the US?

Gotta get them from Canada, or somewhere outside the US as they aren't distributed in the states.

Eric Fjellanger wrote:
Which is that good climbers don't care what internet wankers think about tape.

+1
Aaron Nash
Joined Apr 28, 2011
185 points
Aug 17, 2012
The top of the tufa on Magma
he is wearing the Ocun crack gloves for sure. I bought a pair this summer and I'll never go back to tape again. They're no thicker than tape - and you can put them on and off when needed while climbing long multi-pitch routes. You can get them in the states with reasonable cost through MEC (mountain equipment Co-op).

mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Climbing/Gl...
Patrick Mulligan
Joined Oct 12, 2011
1,208 points
Aug 17, 2012
Russ
or well you get my point.

I get your point.... you tape and don't want to be perceived as guy with nuts on his chin, so you have shown us other hard climbing tapers/cheaters to justify your position.

Tape is aid. Live with your flaccidness.
Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
Joined Oct 5, 2004
3,276 points
Aug 17, 2012
Colonel Mustard
Trust Russ! It is clear that no straight male has thought about ball sacks more than this guy.

If you suck a condom covered dick there's no homo.
Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,382 points
Aug 17, 2012
Russ
Colonel Mustard wrote:
Trust Russ! It is clear that no straight male has thought about ball sacks more than this guy. If you suck a condom covered dick there's no homo.


Werd!
Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
Joined Oct 5, 2004
3,276 points
Aug 20, 2012
Indian Creek Climbing
Thanks, I need a large it appears they are out at the moment.

Patrick Mulligan wrote:
he is wearing the Ocun crack gloves for sure. I bought a pair this summer and I'll never go back to tape again. They're no thicker than tape - and you can put them on and off when needed while climbing long multi-pitch routes. You can get them in the states with reasonable cost through MEC (mountain equipment Co-op). mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Climbing/Gl...
coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
550 points
Aug 20, 2012
Top of Montezuma's Tower
Tape is aid and so is sticky rubber! Tom Grummon
From Golden, CO
Joined Oct 20, 2009
33 points
Aug 20, 2012
Cobra Kai
Tom Grummon wrote:
Tape is aid and so is sticky rubber!

So is chalk aid too then?

I guess everyone has been aid climbing this whole time.
Red
From Arizona
Joined Sep 11, 2008
1,358 points
Aug 20, 2012
i use the ocun gloves ... they work just fine ... better than taping up over and over again ...

as to the "cheating" ... i assume all those who "moral" climbers dont use shoes with sticky rubber or chalk ... if not yr a hypocrit ;)
bearbreeder
Joined Mar 1, 2009
2,153 points
Aug 20, 2012
My most adventurous memory
I wear this for squeeze climbs, it's great because I can pee in the suit.

perfect for squeeze climbs
perfect for squeeze climbs
Matt Kuehl
From red rock
Joined Nov 29, 2010
1,388 points
Aug 20, 2012
Magic Ed
Red wrote:
So is chalk aid too then? I guess everyone has been aid climbing this whole time.


There are many climbers who won't use chalk--ever hear of the "clean hand gang"?
Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
332 points
Aug 20, 2012
South of Windy Peak
Red wrote:
So is chalk aid too then?

That's what I've always assumed. I never use chalk - unless the temperature is above 110 degrees.
John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,295 points
Aug 20, 2012
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December...
Matt Kuehl wrote:
I wear this for squeeze climbs, it's great because I can pee in the suit.


No wonder why you got rid of your medium shirts on MP. Won't fit over your 3X big bro crack climbing suit. ; )

John Hegyes wrote:
That's what I've always assumed. I never use chalk - unless the temperature is above 110 degrees.


Your hands never sweat, so that's aid too. : )
Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Joined May 25, 2005
4,468 points


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