I have ten fingers, which is about normal I suppose, but after sending the sit to Baracuda, only five of these are still in operation. This one climb gave me five split tips. Five. The final go alone broke open three of them. This is noteworthy because, I mean, come on, five? I must have to climb one handed for the rest of the trip.
This has me thinking about skin. A few days ago I used antihydral for the first time. It's pretty awesome stuff, and felt a little like cheating the first few days. It's been hot here, and after a week hiatus chasing lions, my skin was thin. When I returned, these rocks were impossible to climb. It looks like the thin skin and the heat led to lots of lube underneath those meat hooks of mine, and the antihydral did a good job of stopping the flow.
Now a well known problem with antihydral is that it does its job a little too well. When the skin stops sweating it dries out, when it dries out it loses its elasticity, and when it loses its elasticity it cracks. Hence my five split tips. But in fairness, I couldn't climb anything before I used it, so I think I've come out ahead. It's strange that the fingers become too dry with this stuff, and that moisture has to be added instead of feared. Lubriderm for Mr. Bad Skin?
I see Neosporin, super glue, and tape in my near future. Get your own antihydral here. Apparently it's popular with the foozers.
In other news, a police checkpoint gave me a ticket for driving a car with the registration a year out of date. Whatever, I'm out of here in a week and a half, but still. A rental car that isn't registered? Well done Best Beetle.