10 Female Climber Problems
The world of climbing is riddled with problems (especially boulder problems… get it? Weak, I know). If you’re a female climber, you get to face your own set of problems that men typically do without. Here’s a few:
- Having your painted nails completely destroyed after a climbing sesh. Or, never painting your nails because the act has become so pointless.
- Finding clothes that fit your back muscles. I’ve had to stitch up the back of my Guess jacket too many times to count.
- Never having soft hands because of permanent calluses. Sometimes my hands catch on fabric… that’s always weird.
- Having your strength underestimated. Several times at the grocery store cashiers have asked me if I needed help with my one heavy bag. I don’t look strong, I get it.
- Working extra hard on dynos. I don’t know what it is, but they just seem harder for us.
- Having chalk on your face constantly. This is a problem when you head out somewhere after climbing in your normal non-climbing clothes.
- Peeing at the crag. Men take 3 steps away and they’re good to go. It’s a whole ordeal for us.
- Having too many tights/sports bras. I have two drawers for mine. I’m not proud of this.
- Remembering not to wear bracelets/rings and remembering where you put said bracelets/rings. Weeks and months will go by where I know my ring is not lost, but put somewhere “safe” in one of my climbing packs.
- Hair falling in your face in the middle of a climb. The trick is to bobby pin the shit out of your hair, but some stubborn pieces still manage to make their wait out into view.
climb on xx