I have very dry skin, so my first winter living in Colorado was a nightmare! On February 26th, I reached the point where I had a split crease on almost every finger and several split tips. I felt like my skin exploded as soon as I touched the rock every session.Â
I had a week-long climbing trip planned for March 6, and I was very nervous about my skin. I decided to do a skin â€œresetâ€ after it had already re-split many times all winter. I first sanded everything as flat as possible using the Rhino sander, which is one of my favorite Rhino products – I bring them with me everywhere!
I used Rhino Split+ throughout the day and each night and continued sanding daily. I trained inside with all of the splits taped. In addition, I used Rhino Spit whenever I climbed, sometimes even between every attempt. Three days later, on March 1st, my skin was already looking a lot better.
Continuing to use Split+, the sander, and Spit, I felt like my skin was not going to re-split by the start of the trip!
I was able to climb three days on in Moeâ€™s Valley with no splits, with further improvements in my skin each day.
(The Urinal, March 15th)
I returned to Colorado and was able to send an extremely sharp climb called the Urinal V10, which had absolutely destroyed my skin in the past. I used a bit of preventative tape and came out of it completely unscathed! This is the first time I felt like I had a handle on my skin all winter thanks to Rhino!
About the climber: Alison Ke