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Ice Climbing Gloves

Wearing gloves when ice climbing is necessary to protect your hands, however they hinder use of the necessary tools and your climbing gear. Gloves with thick pile liner and a waterproof and breathable shell are good for ice climbing. Small 'biners are very difficult to clip with gloves on. Good ice climbing gloves also have an attachment for a leash. This is so you can take the glove off if some type of technical work is necessary, and they dangle from the wrist on the leash. They should also be waterproof. Working in ice and snow will get your gloves snow covered, and the heat from your body will tend to melt the ice and make the gloves wet. Gloves with seamless waterproof breathable inserts will keep your hands dry.

Using gear with ice climbing gloves

For ice climbing, the extra strong, large gate carabiners are best. The larger gate allows you to clip with gloves on. Buckling up a climbing harness can also be a challenge while wearing ice climbing gloves. It is much easier to place protection and use the tools with gloves. Gloves provide better dexterity, however mittens are much warmer. Protect your hands while ice climbing. A hazard of ice climbing is hitting your knuckles against the ice while using the ice tool. Padded gloves will help reduce the pain of smashing knuckles.

When ice climbing you need the use of your fingers. To keep your fingers warm in extreme cold environments, use chemical heat packs. For mixed climbing a thin pair of liner gloves will offer reasonable protection. Mittens are warmer than gloves. However you need use of your fingers for most of the ice climbing tasks. Many people use mittens for the belay as the rope can be controlled fed and braked through the palm of the hand.

  • For the approach, use a lightweight durable glove.
  • For belaying, use warmer mittens.
  • At the climb use a thicker glove made for ice climbing, below.
Glacier Glove Premium Waterproof Glove
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BOffer Thinsulate Men's Ski Gloves - Waterproof Windproof Warmest for Snowmobile Skiing Snow Snowboard Outdoor Sports - Best Warm Black Full Finger Winter Cold Weather Glove.
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Black Diamond Terminator Cold Weather Gloves
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Black Diamond Crag Climbing Gloves
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Outdoor Research Men's Storm Tracker Sensor Gloves
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Outdoor Research Stormcell Gloves
Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves
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Waterproof Mens Ski Gloves, Breathable Windproof Warm Skiing Snowboard Gloves, Winter Cold Weather Thinsulate Glove
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Arc'teryx Alpha SL Glove
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Men's Waterproof Windproof Ski Gloves,Winter Warm 3M Thinsulate Snowboard Snowmobile Gloves
Autocastle Touch Screen Texting Rechargeable Electric Heated Gloves with Li-ion Batteries for Men and Women,Sports&Outdoors Glove Liners for Hiking Skiing Cycling
Black Diamond Punisher Cold Weather Gloves
Outdoor Research Men's Gripper Gloves
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Outdoor Research Men's Extravert Gloves
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Feier Yusi Adult Professional Ski Goggles Snowmobile Snowboard Skate Snow Skiing Goggles with 100% UV400 Protection Bright lens TPC Frame Material Anti Sand Wind & UV Suitable Hiking Surfing Skiing
Black Diamond Arc Cold Weather Gloves
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Terra Hiker Waterproof Microfiber Winter Ski Gloves 3M Thinsulate Insulation for Women
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Outdoor Research Super Vert Gloves
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Shoe Ice Cleats 24 Teeth Ice Grippers 10 Teeth Cleats Shoes Designed for Walk on Ice Snow And Freezing Mud Ground Must Have Accessories for Outdoor Sports Activity Accessory
STABILicers Walk with Powder Strap, Made in USA, Snow and Ice Traction Cleats for Shoes and Boots
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YUEDGE Universal 18 Teeth Stainless Steel Anti Slip Ice Cleats Shoe Boot Grips Crampon Snow Spikes Grips Traction Cleats
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Limm Pro Traction Cleats For Ice and Snow – Quickly And Easily Grips Over Footwear – Portable – Sizes: S/M/L/XL
WAYPOR Ice Grips, Traction Cleats, Ice Cleat, Easy Slip On, Outdoor Durable, 10 Steel Studs, Stretchable, Prevent Slipping From Ice/Snow, Extra Studs Included In Each Package.
Lixada 1 Pair of 18 Teeth Crampons Non-slip Shoes Cover Stainless Steel Anti Slip Ice Cleats Shoe Boot Grips Traction Snow Spikes Device Outdoor Ski Ice Snow Hiking
1Pair 18 Steel Studs Ice Cleats Shoe Boot Tread Grips Traction Crampon Chain Spike Grippers for Walking Climbing Snowfield Mountaineering Fishing (Medium)
STABILicers Hike XP Traction Ice Cleat for Hiking in Snow and Ice, 1 pair
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Jeebel Camp Outdoor Waterproof Dustproof Antiwater Snow Leg Gaiters Leg Boot Covers For Hiking Ski Climbing Hunting Walking Snowboard Snowshoeing Mountaineering Ice Equipment (Blue)
Ice Cleats Winter Spikes Shoes Chains Traction Hiking Treads Spikes Fixture Anti-Skid Tread for Snow
Scarpa Men's Mont Blanc Goretex Mountaineering Boot
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Yaktrax Diamond Grip All-Surface Traction Cleats for Walking on Ice and Snow
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BINGUO 12 Teeth Anti-Slip Traction Cleats Grips Crampon for Snow and Ice Safe Protect Shoes Boots
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TETON Sports Oasis 1200 3 Liter Hydration Backpack Perfect for Skiing, Running, Cycling, Biking, Hiking, Climbing, and Hunting; 3 L Water Bladder Included; Free Rain Cover Included
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Nathan Intensity Race Vest
WACOOL Waterproof 10 Liter Hydration Bladder Pack, Cycling Running Walking Backpack, Hiking Lightweight Daypack.
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Vbiger Hydration Pack with 3L Bladder Water Bag Great for Hunting Climbing Running and Hiking
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Insulated Hydration Backpack Pack with BPA FREE 2.5 Liter Water Bladder - Keeps Liquid Cool Up To 4 Hours, Cooler Bag Lightweight Travel Daypack For Running, Hiking, Cycling, Camping, Skiing, 18L
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