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Prevents rope burn, lightweight
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Updated! It is July 2013. I purchased in March 2012. For the 2nd 6 months I didn't use it much because my gym doesn't allow gloves, and I got callouses so my hands aren't too sensitive.
Has a velcro closure, open fingers... I have small hands and the XS fits good, now that my fingers are swollen from climbing. Has loops for attaching to a carabiner... and it is somewhat stretchy. After a while it conforms to your hand.
It is really helpful when I have a heavy partner, thin ropes, when using a gri-gri (one hand brake) lowering, to prevent rope burn. It helps me lower faster. With an ATC I can lower w/o burns because I can use both hands, but with a gri-gri one hand has to use the release. Also great for long multi-pitch rappels.
I also use this when I coil ropes, all that rope running motion sometimes abrades my hands. So I use it to butterfly coil ropes faster.
Good stretch with leather at proper parts, to let the moisture to escape, and conform to your hand. Open fingers for dexterity.