So as I mentioned last year the lovely folk at Climb On sent us a wee goody bag of products to try out and review. Unfortunately it was getting out of nice bouldering season and more into this cold, wet, BS we call Scottish winter. This put a hold on the tests for some of these reviews, mainly the Bug Drug which we had planned to sacrifice ourselves to the dreaded Midge and Horsefly in Craigmore woods in testing this product. So it will have to wait until the spring in the meantime, Glasgow is rife with its winter comps.
Both the TCA Glasgow and the GCC have been putting on regular comps to stop us all dieing of boredom if not hypothermia throughout the winter.
This has proven a good chance to try out the Climb On – Bar For Men. So far I can say it’s been doing a pretty good job. The comp. series has been pretty harsh on the old mits but thankfully no rips or tears so far. This could be down to applying a bit of the balm pre and mid climb in-between climbs.
Climb On is made with food grade grapeseed, apricot and wheatgerm oils, filtered yellow beeswax, therapeutic grade essential oils of myrrh, cedarwood, lime & frankincense and tocopherol.
The quality of these ingredients more than likely lend themselves to the thick texture of the bar. Rubbing the bar over raw parts of your finger tips puts a thin coating of the product on your skin. Doing this a couple of times until the desired amount has been applied then leaving it to dry in keeps your fingers from shredding just that little bit longer so you can keep climbing. I found that when the burn set in, a little application kept me doing just one more route.
I’ve been skeptical of the Climb On products in the past but I think I can safely say they do the job. The Climb On bar for men is available in a 1 oz bar and for those with smaller pockets a 0.5 oz bar. Both Climb On sizes come in a tidy aluminum tin, each one contains a fortune cookie style word of wisdom.
If you are looking to get a hold of some Climb On you can get it in most climbing centres and you can get it direct from the nice folk at Climb On.