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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.
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Perfect Curve Glove
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Outdoor Research Super Vert Gloves
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Black Diamond Terminator Cold Weather Gloves
$79.95
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$69.96
Black Diamond Arc Cold Weather Gloves
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Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi II Gloves
$92.01
Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves
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Outdoor Research Active Ice Chroma Sun Gloves
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Outdoor Research Men's Storm Tracker Sensor Gloves
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FiveJoy Military Folding Shovel Multitool (C1) - Tactical Entrenching Tool w/Case for Camping Backpacking Hiking Car Snow - Portable, Multifunctional, Compact Emergency Kit, Heavy Duty Survival Gear
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Outdoor Research Men's Gripper Gloves
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Outdoor Research Men's Stormsensor Gloves
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Outdoor Research Active Ice Full Finger Chroma Sun Gloves
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Deuter Speed Lite 20 Hiking Pack
$70.95
Impact Wrist Guard Fitted Wrist Brace Wrist Support For Snowboarding, Skating, Motocross, Street Racing, Mountain Biking, Weightlifting
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Men 's Fashion Leisure Riding Outdoor Sports Tactics Half - Finger Ice Silk Jacquard Gloves
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Outdoor Research Lodestar Gloves
$89.00
Ski Gloves, IREGRO Waterproof Winter Warm Snow Gloves for Outdoor Snowboarding Cycling Hiking
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Trax Factory Hot Sockee 1.5mm Thermal neoprene toe warmer goes inside your shoe or boot. Three sizes for cycling, hiking or any winter sports work boots
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Snow Gloves -30°F Waterproof Ski Gloves,Skiing Gloves Women Winter Snowboard Men's Windproof Snowmobile Gloves
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YYGIFT Ski Gloves Windproof Outdoor Waterproof Glove Winter Snow Skiing 3M Thinsulate Insulated Warm Gloves for Men Women Skating Snowsports Cycling Climbing Black
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Winter Ski Gloves for Men and Women - Waterproof Snowboard Skiing Full Finger Warm Snow Gloves / Outdoor Windproof Snowproof Camping Hiking Climbing Skiing Gloves 0836
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UV Sun Protection Arm Sleeve Thumb Hole Breathable Ice Silk Compression Glove Human Heart Anatomy Chart Print,Outdoor Baseball,Golf,Basketball
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Petzl Nomic Ice Axe
$299.95
UPmagic Waterproof Men Ski Gloves, Windproof Warmest Thinsulate Cold Weather Glove For Skiing Snowboarding Riding Winter Snow Sports
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The Elixir Golf 4 Pairs UV Protective Compression Arm Sleeves for Bike Hiking Golf Cycling All Outdoor Activities
$9.99
Verabella Men's Thinsulate Lined Touchscreen Snow Ski Gloves w/ Zipper Pocket
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