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Gloves for Half Dome

Discussion about hiking to the top of Half Dome, planning the trip, and when the Half Dome cables are installed in Spring or removed in Fall.

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Gloves for Half Dome

Postby Imasphere » Thu May 21, 2015 3:30 pm

I will be backpacking in Yosemite next week. I already have my backcountry permits and hoping to also obtain two permits for Half Dome. I'm wondering if I must use leather gloves to climb the cables or if those cotton gloves ribbed with rubber will do the job? I am counting the ounces in my backpack and the cotton gloves are much lighter.
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Re: Gloves for Half Dome

Postby dan » Thu May 21, 2015 7:22 pm

I use plain cotton.
Don't get nubs, they make it more dangerous. A ball bearing effect.
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Re: Gloves for Half Dome

Postby Imasphere » Fri May 22, 2015 7:55 am

Thanks. Good to know.
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