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******** Idiot Question Alert!!!! ********
June 15, 2010 10:28PM
What gloves are typically used for half dome cable? Rubber/Latex grip or Leather/Work gloves.
Don't Judge me.
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June 15, 2010 10:49PM
Hi Wookie,

Last Saturday I used $2.00/pair gloves from Home Depot:



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June 15, 2010 10:54PM
sweet ty all i need grinning smiley
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June 15, 2010 11:00PM
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wookie
sweet ty all i need grinning smiley

Notice that the cables don't seem to be hooked up to any support as the cables are left against the side of Half Dome without being placed in the stanchions. This is legal, although most people wouldn't recommend it.

My personal favorite is the rubber-dipped palm versions from Atlas Glove:



These are available in different colors and materials (both the type of cloth and type of rubber). They provide a ridiculous amount of grip. I use one of these when shucking oysters; the rubber palm is enough to protect my hand if I slip since the knife isn't sharp. When I went up HD, I used a couple of mismatched knockoffs I found in the pile.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/15/2010 11:06PM by y_p_w.
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June 16, 2010 05:57AM
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y_p_w
My personal favorite is the rubber-dipped palm versions from Atlas Glove:

I believe that a cheaper version with just rubber dots provides enough fricton and is more breathable and comfortable.
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June 15, 2010 10:55PM
Whatever works for you. Here's picture (not mine) of the pile next to the base of the cables. I used an image search, and I saw photos showing anywhere from just a few to even more than this photos.



You can see everything from standard leather gardening gloves, leather work gloves, full rubber, and rubber palmed cloth (my personal choice). I guess some even use cloth gloves just to protect against friction.

Quite a few people choose not to use gloves.



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June 15, 2010 11:19PM
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wookie
What gloves are typically used for half dome cable? Rubber/Latex grip or Leather/Work gloves.
Don't Judge me.


The cable is typically made of steel wire. No known sections are made of gloves.
(FrictionClimbingly Yours)
The Marmots

P.S. We purposely waited until you got some serious replys to your question before posting this... but we couldn't resist adding some humor to the thread.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/15/2010 11:20PM by szalkowski.
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June 16, 2010 12:17AM
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wookie
What gloves are typically used for half dome cable?

I never bothered with gloves nor felt any need of them.
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June 16, 2010 12:40AM
I prefer to use the rubbery type on the way up for grip and leather for coming down. Leather will allow for sliding along the cable.



Old Dude
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June 16, 2010 05:04AM
Marmots no use gloves... watt hoppens is a raptor bird like me tinks dey food.
dey get der hooks into dem... take a bite.. says "tastes like rodent" and
deposits them on da dome .... later... dey fly by and laugh.
Eye do it all da time.



Chick-on is looking at you!
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June 16, 2010 07:41PM
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Marmots no use gloves... watt hoppens is a raptor bird like me tinks dey food.
dey get der hooks into dem... take a bite.. says "tastes like rodent" and
deposits them on da dome .... later... dey fly by and laugh.
Eye do it all da time.

You're a Chick-on hawk?
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June 16, 2010 10:01PM
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chick-on
Marmots no use gloves... watt hoppens is a raptor bird like me tinks dey food.
dey get der hooks into dem... take a bite.. says "tastes like rodent" and
deposits them on da dome .... later... dey fly by and laugh.
Eye do it all da time.

You're a Chick-on hawk?

Shhh.... beee berry quiet... me huntin Marmuts

(btw... what happened to da Big Dawg Frankie?)



Chick-on is looking at you!
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June 16, 2010 08:52AM
Forget the gloves, just look at how impeccably dressed Yury is, everything on him appears like it's brand new!
Very impressive! Looks like it's from the photo shoot for the next Ex Officio catalog! grinning smiley
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June 17, 2010 12:09PM
Whatever you do, the park service prefers you DO NOT leave your gloves in the pile, in fact, they would like people to take a pair off the dome when leaving.
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