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Chalk - is it useful?
Olbert
20/12/2012
3:21:00 PM
So on another thread on Chockstone chalk's benefit was said to be all in the mind. What are others opinion on this? Does chalk actually help?
pecheur
20/12/2012
3:23:04 PM
On 20/12/2012 Olbert wrote:
>So on another thread on Chockstone chalk's benefit was said to be all in
>the mind. What are others opinion on this? Does chalk actually help?

Surely this should be a poll.

Eduardo Slabofvic
20/12/2012
3:33:45 PM
What would all the hangdoggers use for making tick marks if there was no chalk?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
20/12/2012
3:37:16 PM
What is chalk, and does it go with bolts or helmets?
Heh, heh, heh.

On 20/12/2012 pecheur wrote:
>On 20/12/2012 Olbert wrote:
>>So on another thread on Chockstone chalk's benefit was said to be all
>in
>>the mind. What are others opinion on this? Does chalk actually help?
>
>Surely this should be a poll.

Here is a poll on it. ... March 2005, and it was a 12 page repeat topic back then!







It has all been done before, fairly often as it turns out! http://www.google.com/search?q=chalk&sitesearch=www.chockstone.org
martym
20/12/2012
3:55:11 PM
Ollie chill out dude - the topic in question was what to tell "NON CLIMBERS" - so regardless of whether you need chalk for a crimpy 25; my reference was to the gumbys who cake their hands in the stuff to get up grade 9s in the gym.

I use chalk when trying challenging crimpy climbs, but have to scab from those around me as I don't carry a chalk bag. I find sandstone is very forgiving on the non-chalked up. Limestone on the other hand...

nmonteith
20/12/2012
4:03:27 PM
On 20/12/2012 martym wrote:
>Ollie chill out dude - the topic in question was what to tell "NON CLIMBERS"
>- so regardless of whether you need chalk for a crimpy 25; my reference
>was to the gumbys who cake their hands in the stuff to get up grade 9s
>in the gym.
>
>I use chalk when trying challenging crimpy climbs, but have to scab from
>those around me as I don't carry a chalk bag. I find sandstone is very
>forgiving on the non-chalked up. Limestone on the other hand...

You obviously don't sweat much. You do realize that the amount of sweat differs greatly between individuals? In fact some people are so sweaty they require surgery to keep it under control.
Olbert
20/12/2012
4:34:37 PM
On 20/12/2012 martym wrote:
>Ollie chill out dude...
There was no negativity meant, I was just wondering what other people thought. My original reply to the other thread was tongue in cheek and not meant to be snarky.

As for me I actually somewhat agree - a lot of chalk use is unnecessary - however, I also think a lot of it isn't. Chalk is useful anytime you are doing something hard, its hot, or the rock is particularly spoogy.

E. Wells
20/12/2012
5:43:51 PM
Ironically its the caked up chalk itself that mostly makes holds spoogy. I chalk my forearms in Thailand to stop the sweat dripping into the palms of my hands.
Mr Poopypants
20/12/2012
7:19:16 PM
I find crunching up chalk soothing when I'm scared. I use a lot of chalk.
Hangdogger
20/12/2012
7:19:45 PM
I am a bit of a grommet and would say that it does help. I 'm out of chalk at the moment ...and sweat alot...it makes climbing a slippery uncomfortable experience without chalk. Maybe it's just psychological ...but it still feels this way.

shortman
20/12/2012
8:49:35 PM
On 20/12/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>What would all the hangdoggers use for making tick marks if there was no
>chalk?

Markers....preferably big fat ones from american online hip hop shit shops.

shortman
20/12/2012
8:54:57 PM
On 20/12/2012 dangermouth wrote:
>Ironically its the caked up chalk itself that mostly makes holds spoogy.
>I chalk my forearms in Thailand to stop the sweat dripping into the palms
>of my hands.

Na. Humidity makes anything spoogy. Granted the chalk don't help but it aint the main culprit.

E. Wells
20/12/2012
9:02:40 PM
I am refering to the texture of raw rock. Wet chalk that has attracted the moisture is like porridge.

hangdog
20/12/2012
9:10:59 PM
On 20/12/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>What would all the hangdoggers use for making tick marks if there was no
>chalk?

Rattle cans

E. Wells
20/12/2012
9:47:44 PM
I went up a climb (theory of negativity) in the Blueys the other week and someone named Ruby had written they're name in purple chalk just before the last crux. And marked a few holds too. Noice one Ruby or Rosey or whoever it was. Gotta love a bit of graffitti whilst sitting at a crux
martym
24/12/2012
8:16:39 AM
On 20/12/2012 Olbert wrote:
>As for me I actually somewhat agree - a lot of chalk use is unnecessary
>- however, I also think a lot of it isn't. Chalk is useful anytime you
>are doing something hard, its hot, or the rock is particularly spoogy.

On 20/12/2012 martym wrote:
>I use chalk when trying challenging crimpy climbs, but have to scab from
>those around me as I don't carry a chalk bag.

so we agree....
martym
24/12/2012
8:18:22 AM
On 20/12/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>You obviously don't sweat much.
I do - just not out my finger tips.
I generally wipe my hands on my shorts most of the time... though I occasionally wish I had a chalkbag for those extra sticky days... but that's about 3% of my climbing time

>You do realize that the amount of sweat
>differs greatly between individuals? In fact some people are so sweaty
>they require surgery to keep it under control.
That I do too. I'm also a hairy bastard, people have surgery to take care of that as well...

blueskyblonde
24/12/2012
12:08:47 PM
I once had an ex gf who was a stripper and swore by the use of chalk.
widewetandslippery
24/12/2012
12:21:26 PM
ever use liquid chalk to maximise the dry hump?
TonyB
24/12/2012
1:48:03 PM
On 24/12/2012 martym wrote:
>I generally wipe my hands on my shorts most of the time...

Sounds like a reasonable idea. Chalk decreases friction: "alternative methods for drying the fingers are preferable." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11411778

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