Sunday, 29 August 2010

Use of chalk when climbing.

Think, do you really need to use it at all?
Chalk became popular in the late seventies to dry sweat on the pads of climbers fingers. When used in moderation for this purpose it is a brilliant aid to rock climbing. If your route is mostly larger holds or a crack line then chalk won't make much difference.


Most people these days though use it for phycological boost. I haven't used chalk in 2 years, my hands don't sweat now wheras they did when i used it.

I petition chalk be banned.
Everywhere forever.

13 comments:

  1. I'm with you. I've never rock climbed before, never will. But that chalk looks silly. So lets ban it.

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  2. fingers would be not the same without it man

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  3. haha, wow

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  4. i live in colorado and climb alot and completely agree.

    angrystepkid.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, seems pretty rough man, lol.

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  6. clicked

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  7. Great stuff man you should check out my blog its full of useful info

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  8. just doing my daily

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  9. hi bro, nice post today..
    i'll sure keep coming to check the news
    so bring that shit up!
    also, i might post about that thing i told you tomorrow
    be sure to check it out
    take care :)

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  10. Let the newbies use their confidence powder.


    http://jeffyblogs.blogspot.com/

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