In one of Tim Ferriss’ shows at the end of 2022, he was asked what he was afraid of. He said he was scared of heights, and his hands sweat a lot when he climbs. He mentioned applying Rhino Dry Spray.
.. “that is the only thing… that has helped.”
Watch his video (21:19) to hear what he said about his climbing experience! Or read the transcript of his show.
Youâ€™re Tim-Tim the fearless. You do all kinds of crazy shit. Whatâ€™s the one thing that people wouldnâ€™t know that scares you? [inaudible 00:22:32] some shit.
Terrified of heights.
Are you serious?
Yeah, and so when I go rock climbing, I do this as a way to try to inoculate myself against some of the fear, to the extent that if I get to a height that many people, even up in a tree like 15 feet, something like that, my legs will start to shake. Iâ€™m very afraid of heights. And when I rock climb, Iâ€™ll be belaying somebody, letâ€™s just say it and itâ€™s my turn to go, before I am even on the wall, I have sweat pouring off my hands. So I end up usingâ€¦ I canâ€™t just use chalk because it turns into this sticky mud on my hands and if I go up a wall, even if itâ€™s a small wall, letâ€™s say itâ€™s a 50-foot wall, Iâ€™ll have to reapply chalk like five times.
So what I will doâ€¦ People might find this useful. Thereâ€™s a product called Rhino. It probably has another word there, but Rhino, basically antiperspirant for your hands used by some competitive rock climbers. And that is the only thingâ€¦ it was recommended to me by a professional level climberâ€¦ that has helped. And I am fairly sureâ€¦ Sorry company, itâ€™s a great product. If youâ€™re constantly inhibiting perspiration through the hands, I have to imagine there may be side effects, I would think, so I havenâ€™t used it all the time.
But if Iâ€™m training, letâ€™s just say, as I would like toâ€¦ This will come back to the resolutions, I guess, but train at least twice a week, three times a week, for a period of time, why not? If I did that three, four weeks on, one week off and did that for a quarter, itâ€™d be hard for me to imagine that would do a lot of damage, but I am very afraid of heights. To answer your question.