Boulder Chalkbags & Chalk

CHALKBAGS

Chalkbags, whether for bouldering or sport climbing, are a climbers best friend. Every climber has encountered the problem of moist and sweaty hands causing him/her to slip of a hold. That is why climbers fill up their bags with magnesium carbonate, aka chalk, to be able to quickly dry off that layer of moisture and assure safe grip on...

CHALKBAGS

Chalkbags, whether for bouldering or sport climbing, are a climbers best friend. Every climber has encountered the problem of moist and sweaty hands causing him/her to slip of a hold. That is why climbers fill up their bags with magnesium carbonate, aka chalk, to be able to quickly dry off that layer of moisture and assure safe grip on the next few moves. The difference between a climbers chalkbag and a boulderer's chalkbag is that the climber fixes his/her chalkbag around the waist in order to be able to chalk all the way along the route. A boulderer on the other hand does not need to carry the chalk bag into the problem, since they are generally climbing very short intense problems, and have a bigger chalkbag that can just stand on the ground by itself. 

A climbers chalkbag should be light, small and handy to use. Easy and quick access is a must, hence the opening needs to be wide enough and is often reinforced to facilitate chalking. Furthermore, which is also necessary for a boulder chalkbag, the outside material of chalkbags should be water repellent and the closure system water proof, because the worst thing that can happen is for moisture to get into your chalkbag, it ruins your chalk and the whole purpose of drying your hands is lost. 

Finally, the design of both boulder an climber chalkbags offers a huge variety of choice. Most chaklbags come with brush holders, some come with a zipper to hold on to valuables or whatnots. The final choice one has to make when purchasing a chalkbag is a personal one, there are so many prints, patterns and colours available that the choice seems endless.

CHALK

Chalk is part of the basic climbing equipment, it dries off the athletes hands in order to have a safe grip on the next few moves. Especially during the summer, or just on warm days, chalk can make a difference like day and night. Holding on to slopers or tiny crimps in moist conditions can seem impossible..apply some of the magic powder to the hands and all of a sudden the hand just sticks to the rock. 

At it's core, chalk is chalk, how much could magnesium carbonate vary, after all its a molecule that is always the same.. For some reason the blends of chalk still vary, from super fine powdery chalk to more chunky parts that the athlete crushes with his fingers. Some chalk will last you for 10 moves, other chalk blends might just dry the hands for the next 5 moves. These are details that vary from athlete to athlete and from skin to skin. Chalk reacts differently on each skin type, depends on the outside temperature and probably many tiny factors that cannot always be taken in consideration. It is recommended to try out as many different brands as possible to find one that suits personal needs the best.

 

Then there is also the option of choosing chalk balls or liquid chalk. Chalk balls are sth like "socks" filled with chalk, they prevent loose chalk falling out of your chalkbag and are generally good for kids to prevent a chalk mess in the bag or car. Liquid chalk is a paste, preventing any chalk particles escaping in the air. Some smaller gyms will only allow liquid chalk to keep the air clean and breathable. 

Chalk was not always part of climbing, in the very beginning it was considered cheating and harmful to the rock your climbing on, especially sandstone. Which is why there exist some climbing sites where chalking is not allowed. 


The choices are endless and difficult today so contact our Customer Service or send us a mail to help you choose the right product for your needs. 

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