It’s sandpaper on a stick, right?


It might seem that the Beastmaker Beast Maintainer is a little overpriced for what it is, and maybe it is, but it certainly hasn’t stopped me from keeping a few of these skin files knocking around. I keep one in my training bag, another is attached to my chalk bucket and I know there is another one floating around at home somewhere. (They’re very small and easy to lose).


When I’m psyched to climb regularly and training hard, skin maintenance is essential. You can use whatever creams and moisturisers you want (I personally recommend Rhino Skin Repair) but keeping the pads on your fingertips smooth and keeping those splits and calluses away is of paramount importance ...and yes, all this can be achieved with sandpaper attached to piece of wood!


- Jack