Blue and black Black Diamond Crag glove, left hand. The top of the glove is blue with blue stitching, and the rest of the glove is black. The palm and bottom of gloves are leather. The wrist band is black elastic with a black tab and velcro cuff closure. The black tab has a light grey embroidered Black Diamond logo and a circular cutout surrounded by light grey stitching. There is a folded black strap on palm side of wristband. A strip of duct tape is wrapped around the pinky finger.
The glove was used by Caldwell to prevent rope burn when he was holding the rope while his partner was belaying.
Tommy Caldwell was born in Colorado in 1978 and is best known for completing the first "free" (meaning no rope assist) rock climb of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California. Caldwell is an advocate for protecting the environment and is an active member of the non-profit group Protect Our Winters, a group that seeks to combat climate change.