Black Diamond Crag Half-Finger Climbing Glove
Black DiamondCrag Half-Finger Climbing Glove

Lightweight and highly breathable, the Black Diamond Crag Half-Finger Climbing Glove is ideal for long belay sessions at the sport crag or jugging fixed lines. Synthetic leather on the palm gives you a sure grip while the half-finger design leaves your finger tips free for knots, zippers, and snacks.

  • Stretch mesh fabric is lightweight and highly breathable
  • Synthetic leather palm and fingers provides a secure grip
  • Reinforced thumb and index finger add durability to high wear areas
  • Hook and loop cuff provides a snug closure
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Fit, Questionable Materials

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've only used this glove once. I took it out for a 3 pitch climb on a cool October day. The fit is great and they are really comfortable. The fabric on the palm does indeed offer a good grip while padding for comfort. The only concern I have is that they feel cheaply made. Time will tell if they will hold up to climbing abuse, but for the price they cannot be beaten.

Really comfy and great for rappel

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I initially got these in a size Medium but they were too big so had to downsize to Small. I have the orange color which is a bit brighter in person I think, but not overbearing. I got these for rappelling because I've finally had enough of rope burn (and filthy hands since my rope gets dirty fast) and I wanted some half fingered gloves. Most of my friends just buy beater gloves and cut the fingers but I like how these have the tabs to pull them off and they are padded specifically for rope work and even climbing cracks if I want to (not that I will though, I don't like using gloves in a crack) so the extra money is worth it to me because these will last longer than a cheaper glove for what I plan to put them through! So far they have done great in about a dozen canyons or so! And if my palms are taking a beating then putting them on helps with my stemming for sure!

Goat sticker in the picture is for scale :)

Really comfy and great for rappel

Mmm Mmm Good!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great fit and I am really thankful for the pull tabs to get them off your fingers or they would be stuck. Good quality gloves!

Fits like a really great glove!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Gave these as a gift to my climbing partner, here's what she has to say,

"These feel amazing on. It's a little too cold to try them out for climbing now but I absolutely love how they fit. They are snug but not restricting, and I love the small padding on the back of the hand. I have really long skinny hands and the S fits great. I can't wait to put these through some spring/fall climbing."

For winter climbing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these to keep my hands warm during winter climbs. I don't like to hand jam with them on because it means I'm suddenly putting a piece of gear between me and the rock while holding on to the inside of a glove that isn't comfortable to wear when tight enough to not slip a little bit. I ended up trying three sizes before I settled on the medium. The fingers are a bit tight on the smaller sizes even though the length measurements in the specs matched up for me.

I also wear them when rappelling and belaying. These are standard in my crag bag right next to the harness, shoes, rope, and helmet.

Great gloves

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave them as a gift and he loves them!

Good glove

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

While these start out a little stiff, they work and feel great after a few uses. I use these most for belaying, but I'll sometimes use them at the gym to practice crack climbs (well, I try but mostly fail). These would be great for rappelling as well.

Great fit at an excellent price point

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just bought these and used them at the gym once - going to be rappelling and climbing in Zion with them in March so it will put the durability to the test.

True to size and very affordable.

Good for scrambling

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm a peakbagger and need hand protection when climbing class 2 and 3 terrain. This glove does a good job in protecting the knuckles and in general feels snug. What I don't like are the flaps extending past the half-finger mark. I specifically use half-finger gloves because I need the tips of my fingers free to reach up the rock and get a good grip. Since the flaps keep getting in the way, I might end up just snipping them off. The material is also not very breatheable: after many hours of wear in demanding conditions, the glove feels constricting, especially when sweat and dirt are involved. Upon dirtying, the leather material on the palm looks like it'll never clean up, but it comes out like new after every washing. I try not to abuse my gear; I've been careful with these BD Crags thus far, yet I'm constantly under the impression that all it takes is just one sharp rock to slice right through them. I'll be surprised if they last me one year.

Great Fit, Great Price

    I love that these gloves come in plenty of different sizes. For anyone wondering what size will fit them best, these gloves match up very well with the size chart.

    Good Value Glove Option

      I picked these up because I wanted to give the synthetics a try as my dedicated gym belaying glove. So far they are wearing better than expected and have exceeded my expectations. A great option for gym climbers or those who will not be using the gloves on a regular basis or to an extreme degree.