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May 10, 2012
Certainly with a sense of humor, sorta... to all you fuckers who climb with chalk: you suck. ryan albery
From van world
Joined Mar 20, 2009
300 points
May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Darren sticking the second crux move Photo credit:...
i am an avid and frequent user.

what of it
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
4,092 points
May 10, 2012
ryan albery wrote:
Certainly with a sense of humor, sorta... to all you fuckers who climb with chalk: you suck.




AND

NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
127 points
May 10, 2012
chalk bag makers probably make a killing off the sloth. ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Joined Apr 27, 2010
275 points
May 10, 2012
A Blank sloth attack- well done! That's so funny.

I don't mean to come off as a purist here cause I've drilled hundreds of bolts (99% for rapping off routes), but climbing with chalk, what of it... it's to me like you're flicking your butts and littering your orange peels- only you make it obvious where to go, and make it especially slimy to hold on.

But everyone does it? Errr. A futile wish, but I do think it would be a better climbing world if people didn't use chalk.
ryan albery
From van world
Joined Mar 20, 2009
300 points
May 10, 2012
you're just being a handist. those that have clam hands like one of my friends, clam hands mcgee can't climb without chalk. other activities are more fun for him however.

don't be a handist, and explain yourself. are you offended by tick marks? routes that look like bird poopy?
Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 22, 2009
163 points
May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: chalk
chalk




wrong way to use it?
ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Joined Apr 27, 2010
275 points
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May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
i'm a nightmare walkin'
psychopath chalkin'

can't remember what song that's from though.

i've also heard the term 'east coast chalker', which i didn't fully comprehend until i did some climbing on the east coast.
slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
2,153 points
May 10, 2012
a 'handist', nahhh. I haven't dipped to chalk in more that twenty years. I just want the people who do to realize that they are littering. ryan albery
From van world
Joined Mar 20, 2009
300 points
May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Darren sticking the second crux move Photo credit:...
graffiti Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
4,092 points
May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Darren sticking the second crux move Photo credit:...
fairy dust Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
4,092 points
May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: First summit of First Flatiron
I still don't understand why they don't dye chalk brown or some neutral color? I'd spend an extra dollar per ball or whatever to not make it look and feel bird-poopy. I'm with ya Ryan Derek W
Joined Jun 27, 2008
38 points
May 10, 2012
Derek W wrote:
I still don't understand why they don't dye chalk brown or some neutral color? I'd spend an extra dollar per ball or whatever to not make it look and feel bird-poopy. I'm with ya Ryan


They do , heard the additives actually made it actually worse for the rock, both in feel (1st hand experience it does suck) and "littering"

I can understand being mad at overchalkers, hate those guys too, but just using enough and brushing off excess is the way to go in my mind.
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
127 points
May 10, 2012
Chalk is new to me. I've used chalk 12 times so far in a period of 3 months. Each time I dipped 10-12 shots of chalk, then I made myself wash it off because I felt so sick. Also, every time I promised myself not to use it, I did it anyway. The last time I used was 3 weeks a go. I'm really scared, because I might not resist chalk in the future. The first time I used chalk was in Miami, and now I feel like I wanna recreate the memory. Even though it wasn't a very pleasant experience; I woke up naked in the bath tub and vomited all over the place. I don't want to use it, but I'm really tempted to. atp
From Clairemont Mesa, CA
Joined Feb 1, 2011
2,080 points
May 10, 2012
If admitting my problem you means that people who use chalk are littering all over the crags, you are right, Dave. ryan albery
From van world
Joined Mar 20, 2009
300 points
May 10, 2012
I don't use the stuff my hands don't seem to sweat while climbing.

It is a bit annoying to have the holds laid out like a gym because of over chalking.
wankel7
From Indiana
Joined Oct 4, 2010
22 points
May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Darren sticking the second crux move Photo credit:...
wankel7 wrote:
It is a bit annoying to have the holds laid out like a gym because of over chalking.

but.... but.... how would you know where to GO?!
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
4,092 points
May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
no chalk?? obviously you have never tried to climb on Devils Lake quartzite on a hot sweaty summer day. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,281 points
May 10, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Whaaaat?
every time I chalk up I'm good for a few minutes, but quickly start to realize it's going to wear off soon, and I start thinking about how to get that next dip. Will I have to talk to that annoying dip-shit with the massive chalk bucket? Probably, but I'll still do it. BackCountry
From Ogden, UT
Joined Oct 29, 2009
421 points
May 10, 2012
slim wrote:
i'm a nightmare walkin' psychopath chalkin' can't remember what song that's from though.

matt davies
Joined Mar 9, 2007
25 points
May 11, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Whoever this guy is, he's just plain irresponsible...
chalk on hands not on rock.

people who powder the holds with their chalk balls and draw inch wide tick marks should be shot.
rogerbenton
Joined Sep 5, 2011
274 points
May 11, 2012
rogerbenton wrote:
chalk on hands not on rock. people who powder the holds with their chalk balls and draw inch wide tick marks should be shot.


+1
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
127 points
May 11, 2012
If your sick of chalk all over your manked out sport project you should buy some gear and do a little adventure climbing away from the crowds. Dan Bachen
From Helena, MT
Joined Mar 8, 2010
376 points
May 12, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Dike 12/25/11
What i want to know is what do you all do with your boogers after you pick your nose...

And do you piss in the shower or get out and go..

I kid i kid i just could not help myself....
APBT1976
Joined Nov 8, 2011
281 points
May 12, 2012
Chuck norris doesnt use chalk, he uses talent! Chalk Norris
From Brighton, CO
Joined Nov 21, 2006
61 points
May 12, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: My dogs got ups yo!
rogerbenton wrote:
chalk on hands not on rock. people who powder the holds with their chalk balls and draw inch wide tick marks should be shot.

Really?!? Is this how you really feel, or does sitting in your tighty whities hiding behind a keyboard and monitor make you feel like you have a God Complex?
jarthur
From Westminster, CO
Joined Mar 23, 2008
364 points


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