I find New climber have soft hands... its only natural you grow callouses unfortunatly they tare off and leave some painful red raw patches of skin on your hands. If these are on your fingers, you can easily wrap some tape around it and stop the holds rubbing them, but if its at the base of your fingers and above your palm, taping prevents finger movenment and seriously screws you around when you are trying to grab some tricky holds. So go out and grab a pair of fingerless cycling or weight lifting gloves, 16 dollars or less from a sports store. Whack a bandaid over the gross bit of the injury and put on the glove over it. the glove will hold the tape on, and give you max finger movment, although you might look like michael jakson for a while you can keep climbing a bit longer, and thats the bottom line.
Article submitted by: Grant