Metolius Climbing Tape Review
Manufacturer: Metolius Climbing
Our Analysis and Test Results
Metolius Climbing tape is the top selling climbing tape on the market. We found the tape to be durable enough to re-use those finely crafted crack gloves several times over. We used a pair of crack gloves from this tape for 3 days of hard hand jamming before they needed to be replaced. We also liked the fact that Metolius' tape is sticky enough to stay put and not slide around on the back of your hand, or roll up on the edges when you slot that bomber jam. Obviously, some of the stick is lost as the gloves are reused, but the 3-day old gloves still performed well. The stickiness of the tape also helps to keep finger-tip tape jobs in place through those desperate crimps.
Although not related to the performance of the tape, we found it interesting (and kinda cool) that on the inside of the Metolius tape package there are instructions for making a crack glove and for how to tape a split finger. Useful information.
While Metolius' Climbing tape performed well in our tests, it was difficult for us to really distinguish between its performance and regular old cloth athletic tape. We did, however, find a difference in the prices. Similarly priced rolls of regular athletic tape are generally 15 yards, whereas Metolius' tape is only 10 meters; a difference of about 12 feet.
Metolius tape will work equally well for making crack gloves and taping over finger splits, as well as traditional taping such as stabilizing sprained ankles or fingers.
— Robert Beno
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