I’ve had to develop new taping tactics to work In The Belly Of The Beast. Those who have climbed at places like Trout Creek know how rough basalt can be, and this project is 100ft of dead horizontal, so the amount of weight on your hands is that much greater. Plus there’s a dyno hand jam, and a jam we’ve nicknamed the ‘snakebite’ jam. Also, I’m a pansy and have wimpy skin… These are a beefed up version of Scarpelli-style tape gloves with more finger/knuckle protection. My left hand has the burlier tape job because of the snakebite jam. Photo by the extremely talented @jonathankingston.

I've had to develop new taping tactics to work In The Belly Of The Beast.  Those who have climbed at places like Trout Creek know how rough basalt can be, and this project is 100ft of dead horizontal, so the amount of weight on your hands is that much greater. Plus there's a dyno hand jam, and a jam we've nicknamed the 'snakebite' jam. 
Also, I'm a pansy and have wimpy skin... These are a beefed up version of Scarpelli-style tape gloves with more finger/knuckle protection. My left hand has the burlier tape job because of the snakebite jam. 
Photo by the extremely talented @jonathankingston.

I've had to develop new taping tactics to work In The Belly Of The Beast.  Those who have climbed at places like Trout Creek know how rough basalt can be, and this project is 100ft of dead horizontal, so the amount of weight on your hands is that much greater. Plus there's a dyno hand jam, and a jam we've nicknamed the 'snakebite' jam. 
Also, I'm a pansy and have wimpy skin... These are a beefed up version of Scarpelli-style tape gloves with more finger/knuckle protection. My left hand has the burlier tape job because of the snakebite jam. 
Photo by the extremely talented @jonathankingston.

I’ve had to develop new taping tactics to work In The Belly Of The Beast. Those who have climbed at places like Trout Creek know how rough basalt can be, and this project is 100ft of dead horizontal, so the amount of weight on your hands is that much greater. Plus there’s a dyno hand jam, and a jam we’ve nicknamed the ‘snakebite’ jam.
Also, I’m a pansy and have wimpy skin… These are a beefed up version of Scarpelli-style tape gloves with more finger/knuckle protection. My left hand has the burlier tape job because of the snakebite jam.
Photo by the extremely talented @jonathankingston.

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