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General Climbing Discussion

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Cancerous chalk

phil_nev
14/10/2004
8:47:40 PM
Shit, and i thought the biggest danger in climbing was hanging out with kent.... ;) Guess i was wrong.

phil s
15/10/2004
2:51:50 PM
I'm under the impression that Mag Carb was sold by chemists to treat some ailment or another in olden times. It is highly soluble so it (I'm not a chemist, assuming I havn't confused chemical names) might be harmless in reasonable quantities. I have always assumed chalk will disolve in my lungs and miraculously vanish.
For those of us who spend too much time in gyms though, it is probable that we ingest more of the stuff than we think - what about those dark grey chalk boogers after a day at a bouldering comp?

alrob
15/10/2004
3:12:31 PM
On 14/10/2004 phil_nev wrote:
>Shit, and i thought the biggest danger in climbing was hanging out with
>kent.... ;) Guess i was wrong.

nah, i'd agree with you there phil. A heart attack from sprinting into the crag and back with kent will probably cause serious harm quicker then shiffing chalk all day long.
James
15/10/2004
3:49:35 PM
On 15/10/2004 alrob wrote:
>On 14/10/2004 phil_nev wrote:
>>Shit, and i thought the biggest danger in climbing was hanging out with
>>kent.... ;) Guess i was wrong.
>
>nah, i'd agree with you there phil. A heart attack from sprinting into
>the crag and back with kent will probably cause serious harm quicker then
>shiffing chalk all day long.

a heart attack AND integestion from too much RTC food.....


Bernardo
15/10/2004
5:49:55 PM
id say that if any kind of chalk is gonna kill us its gonna be liquid chalk. i mean..puttin high percentage alcohol on your hands on a regular basis adn in large quantities cant be good for you.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/10/2004
5:57:38 PM
On 15/10/2004 Bernardo wrote:
>(snip) on your hands on a regular basis
>adn in large quantities cant be good for you.

You lot ought to try aluminium oxide !
A few days on a wall handling krabs will cover your hands with a grey 'sheen' from the gear you are using & it doesnt seem to wash off easily.

Yeah; ...
>on a regular basis
>adn in large quantities cant be good for you.
:(
REXONASHAKEWELL
15/10/2004
6:12:34 PM
speaking of sniffin chalk my car was broken into once, window broken and all

my climbing gear tossed like salad and the only thing missing was a zip lock bag with chalk.

der they should have checked the glovebox

dumb asses

hey james you NEVER MEAN to SHOUT

but I think you should start to lead easy routes first and not do too much top roping,

cause your already a pretty good climber movement wise, and I reckon too much top roping overly sensitizes you to taking the sharp end and is bad for wannabe hard leaders.

get the book Freedom of the Hills and study it and take the sharp end straight out on something short easy and secure, (read as dont try this at werribee gorge or ben cant) With a brain like yours placing gear will be easy and natural and just needs a bit of practice at the base of a cliff for a bit and test each one.

If you are gonna try The gorge early up then a route like sweet chariot 11 is probably a lot easier than SPQR 10 because of the style of climbing and gear. take some big stuff on that one like an old 9 or 10 hex. I'm sure someone can lend you a pile of the things.

Cheers
REXONASHAKEWELL
16/10/2004
1:57:08 PM
oops wrong james this message meant for Jt

oh well just another loose thread in the unravelling tapestry
cheese burger

where you can rewrselkfadjlkghjdfalhs

mousey
16/10/2004
8:43:25 PM
STEALER!! i said that at work when we were taking about it a few days ago!! :P
Dave
16/10/2004
8:56:30 PM
sorry MM
didn read whole topic

cheesehead
20/10/2004
4:02:54 AM
>unless you're sprinkling iton
>your fruit loopsfor extraflavour i cant see how the original stuff is dangerous....

Apparently that's what was said about Asbestos, DDT and the bubonic plague when they were invented.

I'm led to believe Metolious Super Chalk (hehe) is the only stuff with a drying agent (ie, anything more than magnesium carbonate). Except of course that aerosol chalk dust we had at work - chalk is suspended in alcohol which of course dries on contact. That had big-whipper cancer warnings on it.

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