As a rock climber, you want to perform at your best, but your hands can often hold you back. Blisters, calluses, and other hand injuries are common among climbers, but proper hand care can prevent these issues and help you reach new heights.
Here's how to keep your hands healthy and injury-free for optimal climbing performance:
Moisturize regularly: Dry skin is more susceptible to cracking and injury. Use a good quality moisturizer or balm to keep your hands soft and hydrated, or you can try our skin guard chalk with skin care built in to care for your skin while you climb.
Prevent blisters: A properly fitting climbing shoe and the use of blister pads or tape can prevent blisters from forming and ruining your climb.
Manage calluses: Calluses provide added protection, but if they become too thick, they can cause discomfort and affect your grip. Use a pumice stone or sand paper to gently sand down any excessive calluses.
Warm up and stretch: Warming up and stretching your hands before climbing can prevent injury and improve your performance. Try finger stretches, wrist rotations, and gripping exercises.
Rest and recover: Give your hands a break between climbs and avoid climbing on consecutive days. Allow time for rest and recovery to prevent overuse injuries.
Different Chalk: try using chalk that is developed to look after your skin while you climb like you skin guard chalk, if packs everything you need to look after your skin while optimising friction. check it out in our shop.
By following these tips and tricks, you can keep your hands healthy and injury-free, maximizing your climbing performance. Proper hand care should be a priority in your climbing routine, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned climber. Don't let hand injuries hold you back – take control of your hand health and reach new heights in your climbing journey.