Goto Chockstone Home

  Tech Tips

      Sponsored By

Chockstone Photography
Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints

Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
I don't use anything at the moment 23
My tips are trashed & i'm gluing more on 2
I use lanolin (or moist.) & notice a difference 12
As above & don't notice a difference 0
I use metho & notice a difference 2
As above & don't notice a difference 0
I use hoofmeister (or equiv) & notice a difference 2
As above & don't notice a difference 0

Topic Date User
Skin Care - what do you use? 28-Jul-2011 At 10:00:57 PM Gavo
I did 5 days of climbing at Araps and my fingers are fine.. but one day in the Grampians and the tips are getting worn, though I will usually end up on some boulder project there...

Anyway.. I spent alot of time with alot of climbers from different parts of the world and all climbed intensively... Many of them used climb-on, some used regular moisturiser before bed.

I like climb-on... the thing about it not absorbing into the skin is not really an issue to me.. put it on later that night when you are not doing anything that you need your hands for (hush up Clarky)... if it's cold out, warm the container in your hands a little before using it.. just rub it onto the spot til you feel some remaining.. no need to absolutely pile it on. Apply lightly to all the affected areas and then when finished, rub left fingertips against right to make the application a bit more even. I usually just rub the finger tips together for 10 or 20 seconds and that seems to work wonders. Leave for a while and if there is still excess, just keep rubbing tips together til its gone. Since it is not peeling/balling up and falling to the floor, I assume it is being retained in the skin.

One thing though, I have not personally experienced it but I have been told that it should not be applied to the inside of joints as it can thicken the skin, callous and then that callous will come off in a rather painful and bloody way while climbing.


EDIT: Changed MOST to MANY (I'm tired)

There are 58 replies to this topic.


Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Landscape Photos Australia

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.

Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | High Country Mountain Huts | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints