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appalling and disgusting use of chalk 4-May-2007 At 1:53:16 PM steph
On 4/05/2007 westie wrote:
>Steph, like it or not you're in a sport with the other human beings and
>we all do things differently - that what makes us so grand. If you want
>to do a sport devised and directed by Steph take up extreme sandcastle
>building at the North Pole. I'm sure nothing will bug you there. (not since
>we told those Polar Bears where to shit) Look at the big picture.

I am aware that the minority of us who don't use chalk are fighting a losing battle and i don't realistically expect that many people will change. But it annoys me that people use the excuse that they sweat. most climbers sweat, it's not the end of the world.

I'm not saying anything else except that it's ugly, it ruins rock texture over time, it rarely washes away & it's avoidable. Maybe one day one of the "big pictures" will include every cliff in the world spotted with chalk.

If you ONLY climb to push grades, gain ticks & not appreciate the environment you're climbing in, then maybe you should stay in the gym.

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