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#25182 - 10/30/06 02:43 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: Kent]
Dillbag Offline
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An alternate spot for backup gloves/mittens is in your gaitors. The gloves/mittens stay very toasty and they help keep your legs warm too. And if in your gaitors they are very accessible when sitting in your harness. When climbing waterfall ice, or mountaneering, or even when cold weather hiking, my backups live in my gaitors.




Kent... You've obviously never seen LTL walk, climb, stand, sit, trip, stumble or do any other activity while wearing crampons...

If she kept the spare gloves in her gaitors, I guarantee they wouldn't make it through half a season without a giant slash through them
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#25183 - 10/30/06 03:28 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: Dillbag]
Aya Offline
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I don't wear gaitors!
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#25184 - 10/30/06 03:49 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: Dillbag]
learningtolead Offline
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Kent... You've obviously never seen LTL walk, climb, stand, sit, trip, stumble or do any other activity while wearing crampons...

If she kept the spare gloves in her gaitors, I guarantee they wouldn't make it through half a season without a giant slash through them




Walking, stumbling and tripping are separate activities? Who knew?

Yeah, my gloves would be lucky to make it a day or two if stashed inside my gaitors. Speaking of which, if anyone sees a nice sale on goretex or softshell pants, let me know. Mine have huge gashes in them.

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#25185 - 10/30/06 04:20 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: learningtolead]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
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Speaking of which, if anyone sees a nice sale on goretex or softshell pants, let me know. Mine have huge gashes in them.




Slash and replace gaiters, not pants.

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#25186 - 10/30/06 04:38 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Aya Offline
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Duct tape.
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#25187 - 10/30/06 04:51 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: Aya]
learningtolead Offline
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I have done the duct tape thing until it won't work any more. And sadly, my slashes and gashes are not covered by gaitors. How to do I get huge slashes on my ass? I can't explain it, but I can assure you that I am much more flexible when I'm wearing crampons!

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#25188 - 10/30/06 05:14 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: Aya]
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slashes on your ass... broken poptarts, missing Jameson.. its all starting to make sense now
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#25189 - 10/30/06 07:34 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: learningtolead]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
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Loc: Poughkeepsie
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I have done the duct tape thing until it won't work any more. And sadly, my slashes and gashes are not covered by gaitors. How to do I get huge slashes on my ass? I can't explain it, but I can assure you that I am much more flexible when I'm wearing crampons!




Stay away from heel spurs then!

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#25190 - 10/30/06 11:19 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: JoeKayak]
MurphysLaw Offline
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Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 2308
Loc: Hudson Valley, NY
The A #1, sure fire cure for avoiding bashed knuckes is.... getting a Viper Fang (or similar) for your tools.

I still manage to bash a knuckle on rare occasions (it's a gift), but general bahage is reduced about 95% due to this one simple little doodad.
The fact that you can also climb leashless is just a bonus.

I dig the Cloudveil gloves, and I think they are "worth it", especially when gotten on sale.
What gloves stay dry and are nimble enuff to actualy manipulate gear with?
Answer - none.

I use a similar strategy as Pitfall, wear one pair, the others are inside the jacket staying warm and mebbe even drying out a tad, then switch as needed.

Nothing against strat's Old Navy technique, but his hands are pretty much wet and/or cold the entire time he's climbing, at least w/ the Ice Flow gloves there are actually times you'll be warm and/or dry.
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#25191 - 11/02/06 12:41 PM Re: Ice Gloves w/ Padded Knuckles... [Re: MurphysLaw]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
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Kent, what else lives in your gaiters?? So if I read someones post right they carry up to 4 pairs of gloves/mittens for a day of roadside ice cragging? Holy gauntlets Batman! 2 max! A lighter pair for climbing, and a heavier pair for belaying.

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