Are Climbing Gloves Necessary?

Rock climbing gloves are not necessary, and it is a controversial subject. If you have tender skin, you may want to use climbing gloves to protect your skin from rope burns and callouses. On the other hand, rock gloves, if not properly fitted, can keep you from having the complete dexterity necessary for rock climbing or belaying. If you find you need gloves for rock climbing, be sure that you get a pair that have 3/4 length fingers, allowing you to have the grip and dexterity you need, as well as have a snug fit.