Gloves are required for all Captain's Course participants. Cadet's Course climbers do not have to wear gloves. Wearing gloves will help shield climbers' hands from friction on zip lines.
High Trek loans gloves to each participant as a part of their ticket. Climber's are welcome to bring their own gloves if they meet the requirements below.
Don't have gloves that meet our requirements and don't want to just borrow our gloves? You can purchase a pair of gloves to use on site and take home with you at the end of the day. The gloves are branded with the High Trek logo. Bring them back again and again.
Gloves can be purchased during checkout online or in person. Gloves come in full-fingered and fingerless. You may choose between the two styles upon arrival.
If you are unsure whether your gloves meet the requirements, bring them! We will help you decide upon arrival. If they don't work out, you are always welcome to borrow a pair of High Trek's gloves (at no charge) or purchase High Trek branded gloves to keep.
Gloves should be made from a sturdy material like canvas, leather, synthetic leather, nylon webbing, denim, etc.
The cables on the ropes course can damage gloves made from materials like cotton and yarn.
Gloves should cover the entire palm and the fingers and thumb at least up to the first knuckle.
Gloves may not be rubberized on the palm or fingers. The rubber creates too much friction with the cable and may cause injury.
Gloves should not be too large or stiff so as to prevent your hand from closing. It is necessary to close your hand into a fist in order to use parts of the course.
Mittens may be used if they are split-finger (the index finger is separate from all the other fingers) and meet all of the other requirements.
The fingers must be used to operate equipment on the course.