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arrrghjp


Jan 6, 2003, 1:37 PM
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My wife came up with the idea and it actually worked pretty good. Bought a few of those dry chemical handwarmers for like a buck each, and put them in our chalk bags when we were climbing on New Years on some really cold limestone. Really helped keep the digits warm. Just thought I would share.


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I tried it as well back in November when it was like 25 degrees out (snowing) and the rock was frozen. I'm sure it would work better if it was a little warmer out but when it's that cold and your fingers go totally numb from the cold putting my hands in a warm chalk bag for a few minutes didn't help at all. I did find a good use for the warmers though - put em in your climbing shoes while you are belaying - you will have have nice warm shoes when it's your turn to climb.


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Boulderinganne??? What happened to climbing Anne?


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huh?


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i will have to try that


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I can confirm that not only does this work, but that it can turn a potentially miserable climbing day into a great one. A couple years ago I was climbing at J Tree. It was 42 degrees and drizzling. I was wearing enough clothing to keep myself warm, but the rock was really cold. Dipping my fingers into a warm chalk bag every few moves prevented my fingers from becoming painfully cold or numb and saved the day.

-Jay


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It works!!! jaybee tought me that last year, on my first trip to Joshua Tree...made it bearable.

I use those warmers all the time.
wyoclimber loaned one of his shoe warmers to give to my son...when we hit a rainstorm, and it kept him content...only thing was??? we forgot it in his pocket...he fell asleep that night...and damn, he was red faced...wondered why...and remembered the heating thang was still there in his pocket like 5 hours later... yipes*

hehe those things rock.
always have them on supply.


~T


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I too can confirm that this technique works, what with being from the "Land of 10,000 Frozen Lakes" and all.

fo_d and I have been using them all fall/winter season. And we'll be using a few tomorrow too.

It's also good to put one in each of your approach shoes while you're climbing. Then, when you get down and go to put your shoes back on, its nice and toasty in there.

Live Free!
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Climb WARM!

duskerhu


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ipaulsen wrote:
Check out this heated chalk bag that solves this very problem of having poor circulation to your hands, or on those cold or shaded days. The chalk bag has an integrated heating circuit that you can turn on and off when ever you want!... http://www.varmclimbing.com

I find it much more efficient to use the wrist bands with pockets that hold the warmers on the inside of your wrist. You get steady heat at all times, not just in the few seconds that you dip in your bag.


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ipaulsen wrote:
The cool thing about this bag is it heats up the chalk that stays on your hands during the route, very effective especially if there are not many resting periods throughout the climb...

So you are telling me that a dusting of warm chalk will retain heat for more than a couple of seconds once you pull your hands out of the bag?

Did you just leave a medical psylocybin facility?


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ipaulsen wrote:
Check out this heated chalk bag that solves this very problem of having poor circulation to your hands, or on those cold or shaded days. The chalk bag has an integrated heating circuit that you can turn on and off when ever you want!...<url removed>]
Stop spamming multiple threads with your sales pitch.


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ipaulsen wrote:
The cool thing about this bag is it heats up the chalk that stays on your hands during the route, very effective especially if there are not many resting periods throughout the climb...
Please don't insult our intelligence.


edge


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marc801 wrote:
ipaulsen wrote:
The cool thing about this bag is it heats up the chalk that stays on your hands during the route, very effective especially if there are not many resting periods throughout the climb...
Please don't insult our intelligence.

Looks like he took his blue balls and went home.


Ruff_Dog


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I love how this thread went from 2003 to 2013..


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