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Aug 22, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
Hey y'all. About to leave for a trip to te gunks and dropped a box on my hand at work and crushed my nail which fell off.

Any recommendations on taping a finger.

If it starts hurting while climbing it's ok I'll just call SAR.
Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
80 points
Aug 22, 2012
Me fishing for gear on an onsight of Mung.  Photo ...
I've dealt with two different crush injuries to my digits in the last year (I need to be a lot more careful). The first was slamming my finger in a door last November, and a much more serious encounter between my thumb and a hammer 6 weeks ago, which resulted in a broken bone (I'm slowly reintroducing climbing, but still avoiding all use of the thumb in climbing).

My advice is to be really careful, it is very easy to make these things worse when they seem better, and the stress of climbing can open or irritate recently closed wounds. It sucks, but I'd possibly recommend cancelling that trip to give it time to heal properly, as scar tissue from a partially healed and then-reopened wound sucks.

Also, don't call SAR and waster their time and resources over a hurting finger. I seriously hope you are joking about that.
Dylan Colon
From Eugene, OR
Joined Jun 21, 2009
285 points
Aug 22, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Not sure how bad it is, but I've found that taping 2 fingers together helped to support the injured one and let the good one take some of the forces. Soft coverage of wounded area is a must too. Woodchuck ATC
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Aug 22, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
Haha yes I was joking about that mocking the bikenut.

:(

Awesome. I like that idea. Thanks woodchuck!
Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
80 points
Aug 22, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Medic741 wrote:
If it starts hurting while climbing it's ok I'll just call SAR.


Hahaha:

mountainproject.com/v/wolfs-he...
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Aug 25, 2012
Me fishing for gear on an onsight of Mung.  Photo ...
Medic741 wrote:
Haha yes I was joking about that mocking the bikenut.


Got it, I'd missed that thread (thanks for alerting me to it for the amusement value). Good luck with your trip and I hope you heal fast.
Dylan Colon
From Eugene, OR
Joined Jun 21, 2009
285 points
Aug 25, 2012
Mammoth
Forget the Gunks. Grab a corner stool at Thirsty's for the weekend instead. jaypg
From New England
Joined Aug 19, 2009
10 points
Aug 25, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
Haha yeah... Just cancelled the trip. Really numbed. Thanks for the advice guys Medic741
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Joined Apr 1, 2012
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