So that was El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park, and in case you couldn't tell, I was climbing by myself without a rope, a style of a climbing known as free soloing. That was the culmination of a nearly decade-long dream, and in the video I'm over 2, feet off the ground. Seems scary? Yeah, it is, which is why I spent so many years dreaming about soloing El Cap and not actually doing it. But on the day that that video was taken, it didn't feel scary at all.
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And look, this is not to judge, if you love your dusty toes, I have no problem with that. But, if you are looking for a few easy things to incorporate into your routine that will greatly decrease the gnarliness of your current situation, AND you want in on some free products we are giving away, then read on! This is most important. Let them air dry in a nice non-humid, area of your home or outside.
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Chronic stiffness and swelling in the big toe joint is an early sign of osteoarthritis that could permanently cramp your climbing style. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage protecting bones wears away, leaving the bone ends to grind painfully against each other. In the big toe, the condition is known as hallux rigidus, or the less serious hallux limitus, and it develops at the joint where the toe connects to the foot A. Osteoarthritis usually develops between ages 30 and 60, but it can strike even earlier.
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