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My daughter does crack climbing and wanted me to see if I could find some latex free tape. Her hands are sensitive to the latex.

Are there any latex free climbing tapes?

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A quick search turned up these possibilities:

Jaybird & Mais Sports Medicine Adhesive Tape (non-stretch)

Many of the products say: Hypo-allergenic and 100% Latex Free

This is not specifically described as climbing tape but the first product, EX1 JAYBIRD® ONE TAPE, says: "Our strongest everyday strapping tape product. EX1 is manufactured using a higher thread count fabric which results in greater tensile strength." It is currently available from Amazon.com

Cramer 750 Athletic Tape

"Cramer 750 is designed to provide high end performance at a budget conscious price. Latex free adhesive." I couldn't find a good single-roll price (shipped), but by the case from Amazon.com it is a fraction of the price of the EX1 tape.

Marketing perhaps, but the EX1 sounds like a safer bet since Jaybird make several non-stretch tapes and the EX1 is "[their] strongest" and specifically says "Hypo-allergenic" rather than simply latex-free.

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@Jean I believe this is a good option. Their description of the product as being cloth without discussing any plastic, waxy, or slippery coating makes me think it would be ideal for gymnastics and climbing. –  theJollySin Jan 23 at 23:51
    
Thank you so much! –  Jean Jan 24 at 2:03
    
@Jean You're welcome. If you get the EX1 tape will you tell me how well it works? –  Mr.Wizard Jan 27 at 21:49
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