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Outdoor Research Fossil Rock Glove

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Fossil Rock Glove

For more secure catches, smoother rappels, and more comfortable aid climbing, be sure to bring your Outdoor Research Fossil Rock Gloves to the crag. Made with durable and protective leather, the Fossils provide unimpeded grip on moving ropes that might otherwise burn your hands. Without the fear of a hot rope burn, your belay can be safer, your rappels can be more effectively backed up, and yarding on an ascender all day will seem a little less painful. The half-finger design paired with breathable polyester allow your hands to breathe, because as a climber you know, sweaty hands aren't fun on route.

  • Durable climbing gloves to protect your hands on belay or on rappel
  • Tough goat leather protects hands from abrasion and burns
  • Breathable polyester circulates air and wicks moisture
  • Half-finger design ventilates to prevent stuffiness
  • Hook-and-loop closure for quick on and off between belays
  • Item #ODR00R0

goat leather, polyester, spandex
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
sport climbing, trad climbing, aid climbing
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>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
6` 4"
180 lbs

Life savers. Something about the way I belay tears up my skin with rope but gloves save me. These are great.

>Rating: 5

Good for canyoneering

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
6` 1"
185 lbs

I like that these are very light and flexible. The whole glove is not leather. It just has sewn leather on the half fingers, palms, and space between the fore-finger and thumb. They protected my hands very well over two days of varying length rappels. The only negative I can think of is you may want full finger gloves because the carbiner can get really hot on long rappels and burn your finger tips. But for half finger gloves, these are really good.

>Rating: 5

Great for canyoneering

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Used these in southern Utah for repelling in slot canyons. These were a boon for protecting fingers and palms from rope burn. Only used them the one day, but they were a great asset--especially in dark narrows when the extra coverage was also appreciated. They have handy tabs that make them easy to pull off, which is a plus.

>Rating: 5

Amazing Rappel Glove / Belay Glove

I've used it several times

These gloves are comfortable and protective. I've used them several times canyoneering and rock climbing and have been very happy with their performance during both activities. The middle and ring finger have a small extension of material that really helps protect the skin on your fingers when rappelling quickly. In addition to providing protection from rope burn, the breathe well and allow you to maintain high levels of dexterity. I've also used them when scrambling up low class 5 slab in cold weather. They are perfect for this scenario, as you still have the dexterity of your unhindered finger tips to climb with, but also don't freeze your fingers off with repeated exposure to cold rock face.