Author Topic: finger nail trouble  (Read 456 times)

Offline bennybrew

  • NEClimbs Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 231
finger nail trouble
« on: September 20, 2013, 06:31:21 PM »
i left my index finger between two moving 165# half barrel kegs. the nail turned mostly black and, where it turned black, the top of the nail fell off. now, a month or so later, it is about 3/4 grown back.

the trouble is that 1/4 where it fell apart is falling apart more and is very thin. do any of you know of a good way to protect the nail in such a way that i could climb?

darwined

  • Guest
Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 08:57:57 PM »
Duck Tape.  The drawback is it really sucks pulling it at the end of the day.  I'm a Stone Mason... trust me I've had a few black nails.

:-)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2013, 09:00:27 PM by darwined »

Offline perswig

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 847
Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 04:33:08 AM »
Superglue.
My fingertips, knuckles, and nails split regularly in fall/winter and scrubbing for surgery gets downright painful some weeks.  A drop or two of regular OTC superglue gives you a good shellac and will peel off in 2-3 days.  Reapply as needed.
YMMV.

Dale
If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.

Offline tradmanclimbz

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 3885
  • Nick Goldsmith
Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 07:27:39 AM »
+1 for superglue. guitar players trick as well.

Offline bennybrew

  • NEClimbs Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 231
Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 08:46:22 AM »
thanks y'all!

Offline strandman

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 4710
Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 11:34:41 AM »
i forget- is it crazy glue or superglue that's kinda bad for you ?

Offline M_Sprague

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Posts: 1596
Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 09:05:18 PM »
Super is super. Crazy is crazy.
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is not a path and leave a trail."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson