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Feb 27, 2012
I'm not sure how to best describe this, but sometimes after I climb, I feel lots of pain the tips of my fingers and tips of my fingernails. It feels like my finger nails are being pulled off--sort of like when you cut the nail way too short. It lasts for a couple days, and sometimes warm water seems to really aggravate it.

Does anyone know what this is called or how to treat/avoid it?
Steve Colegrove
From Marietta, GA
Joined Jul 14, 2011
40 points
Feb 27, 2012
Delicate Arch, Sturdy Arch.
I get the same thing sometimes. Putting moisturizer on your finger tips can help. Try to cut your fingernails before you take a few rest days rather than before you climb. Wearing gloves for a while helps too. Other than that, no pain, no gain... JonnyGreenlee
From Evergreen, CO
Joined Oct 22, 2010
293 points
Feb 27, 2012
Espresso @ New Jack City
I get the same feeling if I climb with nails that are too long, too, short (like right after cutting them to the quick), or just too many fingernail crimps. T.J. Esposito
From San Diego, CA
Joined May 3, 2011
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