/ Climbing shoe care

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climber007 - on 15 Apr 2013
Hello,

My climbing shoes are feeling slippery on the rock.

Do they need a clean, if so, how do I go about doing it?

Thanks.
Fraser on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to climber007:

Are they new? If so, keep climbing on them and they'll 'bed in' and become sticky. If they're old, the rubber has probably gone a bit hard in which case, ditch them and get a new pair.

If neither of the above.....check your footwork or stop climbing in the rain! ;)
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thebigfriendlymoose - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to climber007:

First, check that the soles are free from bananas. Then, to check whether the shoes need a clean, look at them - are they dirty? If they are, remove the dirt. I find a substance called "water" excellent for this: it's freely available from fixtures called "taps". Just apply with a cloth and good bye dirt!

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