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timpanogos


Sep 23, 2002, 10:06 PM
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Hit the gym for the first time tonight - 2 hours climbing, 1/2 hour bouldering -

Wow, plastic is rough and abrasive on your hands (verses Greasy Quartizite) - or maybe it's just because you spend more time on the wall?

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Sep 23, 2002, 10:26 PM
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I noticed that. After a few hours of bouldering in the gym my hands where really burning then I climbed out-door on granite for 2 long days and my hands felt fine.


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Ahhhh.. Poor little fella, imagen that you hands get tore up from climbing. Thats a new one on me, I thought all climbers had perty boy hands like me.

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Whenever you climb indoors on plastic, expect your hands to 'burn'. On rock, the heat generated by your hands is drawn out by the cool rock, but on plastic, it does not. Plastic has no way of drawing the heat from your hands. On the contrary, it generates more heat, so your hands will burn more. Hope this helps ... you're not the only one that wishes plastic was cooler!

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I think it also has to do with the angle at which bouldering walls are, causing more sliding and friction between you and the rock. I've gotten more flapper on bouldering than any other wall!


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