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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.

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Glacier Glove Ice Bay Neo Paddling Gloves

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Glacier Glove Ice Bay Neo Paddling Gloves - When the weather cools down slip on the Glacier Glove Ice Bay Neo Paddle Gloves to keep your hands warm and comfortable. These gloves are 100 percent waterproof and are made with a 2mm fleece lined neoprene for comfort and warmth. The Ice Bay gloves are blind...

Outdoor Research Men's Stormtracker Gloves

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The ultimate in backcountry versatility, the StormTracker Gloves are equally at home alpine climbing, ski touring or ice climbing. Low-profile WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell fabric deflects biting gusts, and a tricot lining retains valuable heat. The streamlined profile allows for amazing breathability, unprecedented...

Black Diamond Terminator Glove

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Black Diamond took the minimal approach in its design of the Terminator Glove. A woven four-way stretch shell provides durability and an unlimited range of motion while the tough goat leather palm gives you the grip you need for modern mixed and ice climbing. A waterproof breathable BDry insert keeps...

Outdoor Research Phosphor Mitts

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When space in your alpine pack is at a premium, the highly compressible Phosphor Mitts are your go-to insulation for frigid alpine environments and rapidly shifting weather. Made with a water-resistant and breathable two-layer GORE WINDSTOPPER fabric, these mitts are filled with warm 600-fill down. Water-resistant...

Outdoor Research Contact Gloves

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You won't lose touch with your tools or the route when you protect your hands with the Outdoor Research Contact Gloves. Designed for ice climbers, these articulated gloves keep a low profile to give you optimal sensitivity when you're wielding tools and placing pro. Swing your axe, set your...

Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi II Gore-Tex Glove - Men's

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When you're hanging onto a frozen waterfall by a couple of pieces of metal, you want all the grip and comfortable dexterity you can get. The Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi II Glove is purpose-built for ice climbing and doesn't compromise anything in the pursuit. For weather protection it has...

Black Diamond Enforcer Glove

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The Black Diamond Enforcer Glove is the top-shelf ice climbing glove from the top-shelf ice climbing glove manufacturer. In other words, the Enforcer is the balls. Weather protection is taken care of by an impenetrable combination of Gore Tex XCR insert and 170g PrimaLoft synthetic insulation. The extra-long...

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Winner of the 2013 Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice Award, the Lodestar Gloves utilize cutting edge fabric technology: lightweight, highly breathable, durable and water-resistant Polarity Power Shield High Loft. The ideal soft shell gloves for the approach, skinning and high-alpine climbing in...

Outdoor Research Spectrum Sun Gloves

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Though they are just as susceptible to sunburn, hands are often left uncovered and unprotected in harsh sunlight, frequently resulting in burned and damaged skin. With silicon grip pads affixed to the palm of a breathable, wicking stretch polyester fabric, the 3/4 length Spectrum Sun Gloves provide UPF...

Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves

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Sport ice climbing routes and dry-tooling call for non-insulated gloves that don't sacrifice anything in the way of dexterity, grip or fit. Built off our original competition-winning Alibi, the Alibi II Gloves answer the call. The Alibi II Gloves feature a leather cuff closure with thermo-formed...

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