Awesome pics @Philreedshikes !  Your wife must be a very special woman to put up with you and your hijinks!  😁

While I have not done any via ferratas, just from a pragmatic aspect, I always keep a pair of gloves in my pack, even for my day hikes. One never knows what I might get into. Except for the cold winter months, I'm partial to fingerless gloves, and would think that belaying or climbing gloves would be ideal to have, if only for peace of mind.

Something like this perhaps: 

Good luck!

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