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Ocun Crack Gloves
A simpler and more convenient solution to tape, the Ocun Crack Gloves are becoming a popular piece of kit among granite enthusiasts. They come in four sizes to accommodate different hands and feature Stick Climber rubber for increased friction.
Ocun Crack Gloves Size Guide
The Ocun Crack Glove come in 4 different sizes to accommodate different sized hands.
Tommy Caldwell climbs Europe's hardest offwidth with Ocun Crack Gloves
Watch Tommy Caldwell climbing Europe's hardest offwidth 'Thai Boxing' (E7 6c/5.12d) in Chamonix with Ocun Crack Gloves. After making the fourth and fifth ascents of the route in trad style, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker resolved to remove the bolts, returning the route to its original condition. Such is the reputation of the route as 'Europe's hardest offwidth,' that over the years it has attracted some of the world's best climbers, intent on pitting their strength against the stout, thrutchy challenge.
5 product reviews
Those gloves are one of those mission specific pieces of gear. To be honest, I don't climb cracks that often nor I am that good when climbing them, but those gloves are life savers in those situations. I tried taping before and it was a really painful experience and it was not because of the hand jamming, but because of tape removal which was also pulling lots of hair. Same sensation like depilation in the cosmetic saloon. Maybe there are some pros at using tape over those gloves, but for me and my level it is Ocun gloves>>>>tape.
I had an earlier model of these and used them regularly on gritstone and in Yosemite. when replacing them with this model I was pleased to see that all the modifications where exactly what I would have wanted if I had been involved in designing them. I shall always have them in my climbing bag.
Solid, confy, awesome grip.
Say goodbye to tape gloves, these one are awesome, they really perform and correctly protect your soft backhand skin, might wanna backup your thumb knuckles though. They last and are more environmental friendly.
For crack climbing, these are nothing short of revolutionary. You could hang a house of them in a perfect hand crack, no more pain, something else. I've been climbing at Fair Head in Northern Ireland for 20 years and these have brought a whole new level of enjoyment to that, get a pair :-)