Although climbing is a skill-based sport, as a newcomer it is easy to fall into the mistake that harder climbing requires more strength. This impression is supported by countless videos on social networks in which climbers demonstrate their physical abilities. Continue reading >
Skin injuries during climbing and bouldering are annoying, but they heal with proper care within a few days. It becomes much more uncomfortable when you “do a pulley” (injury an annular ligament). An inflammation or a tear can cause problems for weeks or even months. Tape can provide some relief, support healing and in some cases, allow you to keep climbing. Continue reading >
In our last article, we talked about how you can tape flappers and today, we will talk about treating skin injuries on your palms. Climbing can also wreak havoc on your palms! You can tape a split callus on your palm using the method we describe below. This method is a little more elaborate than taping flappers on your fingers. Continue reading >
All it takes is a quick slip and bang, a small section of skin on your finger tears open and exposes the sensitive, deeper layer of skin. If you choose to ignore it and keep climbing, you will most likely experience an unpleasant burning sensation. If the tear is deep enough, it may even bleed. Time to stop? Not necessarily! With the right taping method, you still have a chance at ticking your project! And now we’ll explain how! Continue reading >
As fun as it is to work your way up the wall on crimps, slopers and rough volumes, climbing is hard work for our fingers. And because the stress sometimes goes beyond the normal level, tape quickly becomes a part of everyday life; both at the crag and in the gym. Today, in our first article in this series, we will talk about what to look for when buying tape and what you can expect from tape in general.
Continue reading >