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Wart Remover to thin out calluses

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Adam Ronchetti · · Madison, WI · Joined May 2011 · Points: 25

Hi Internet Hive Mind
I was surfing around yesterday and I had a bit of an A Ha moment. The active ingredient in wart remover is salicylic acid. One of it's properties is to break down keratin in skin. This is how it functions to remove warts.

Has anyone tried to use this stuff to control their climbing calluses? I do the whole sanding, buffing thing but that has limited success since the callus in question always comes back. I'm contemplating a small scale test but I just wanted to see if anyone else has tried this.

Ryan Pfleger · · North Lake Tahoe, CA · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 20

Similarly to sanding they will still come back. You probably have more control with sanding/filing.

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master gumby · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 197

A real climber would get a manicure 

Pavel Burov · · Russia · Joined May 2013 · Points: 50

Sure. I have been using salicylic oinment to remove callous for years. It is cheap and effective. The only drawback it should be stored in a freezer so you cannot bring it on a roadtrip.

Jason Schmidt · · Cache Me Ousside · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 15

I use this

Has salicylic acid in it. No flappers here. 

3 times a day:
In the morning
Right after climbing
Before bed

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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