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So I have always had chalk that came in powder form but I just got a block of chalk and I placed in inside of two plastic bags and beat it up. I achieved something close to a powder but there are still some little chunks in it that are bothering me. Is there anything you suggest to get it a little more fine?

I also have really sweaty hands so I am always having to put chalk on to be able to climb but I feel like I am leaving a huge chalk trail behind me, is there any tips you have to keep the mess down to a minimum?

Thanks!


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I always kinda liked having the chunks in there, why do they bother you? A few chunks are nice for marking holds outside anyway.


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If you are going to use the chalk to fill a chalk sock, then the chunks have to go as they obstruct the function of the sock.

I put the chunky chalk in a big ziplock bag and roll it with a rolling pin.


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rgold wrote:

I put the chunky chalk in a big ziplock bag and roll it with a rolling pin.

Before I read this, I was going to post that the OP should check out the selection of premium chalk grinders at Sur Le Table. I was intending it to be a joke.

Jay


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Thanks, I tried a rolling pin and it worked almost perfectly. Any tips on how to keep the chalk from going everywhere when I use it?


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outsidethelines wrote:
Thanks, I tried a rolling pin and it worked almost perfectly. Any tips on how to keep the chalk from going everywhere when I use it?

Close the ziplock bag?


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No haha I meant when I'm climbing and its in my chalk bag


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Traches wrote:
I always kinda liked having the chunks in there, why do they bother you? A few chunks are nice for marking holds outside anyway.

I was at the RRG last week and noticed that every 4th route was ticked all to hell. How many of those would you say you are responsible for? Try to be precise, I wouldn't want to give you more than your rightful ration of shit.


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notapplicable wrote:
Traches wrote:
I always kinda liked having the chunks in there, why do they bother you? A few chunks are nice for marking holds outside anyway.

I was at the RRG last week and noticed that every 4th route was ticked all to hell.

Only every 4th route route? How embarrassing is that?! Get off your asses RRG climbers. You've got a hell of a lot more route to tick.

Jay


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outsidethelines wrote:
Thanks, I tried a rolling pin and it worked almost perfectly. Any tips on how to keep the chalk from going everywhere when I use it?

That's where the chalk sock comes in.


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I was at the RRG last week and noticed that every 4th route was ticked all to hell. How many of those would you say you are responsible for? Try to be precise, I wouldn't want to give you more than your rightful ration of shit.

I marked a few holds on a 5.7 while setting up a toprope for some non-climber friends... What's that get me?

(Except it turns out I was on the wrong route and it was a .10D... The whole time I'm thinking "Damn I must be tired!")


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Traches wrote:
notapplicable wrote:
I was at the RRG last week and noticed that every 4th route was ticked all to hell. How many of those would you say you are responsible for? Try to be precise, I wouldn't want to give you more than your rightful ration of shit.

I marked a few holds on a 5.7 while setting up a toprope for some non-climber friends... What's that get me?

(Except it turns out I was on the wrong route and it was a .10D... The whole time I'm thinking "Damn I must be tired!")

Pretty impressive, as the RRG Rock Climbs Guide is about the easiest to use in the nation.


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shotwell wrote:

Pretty impressive, as the RRG Rock Climbs Guide is about the easiest to use in the nation.

Don't be so hateful! My self esteem is very fragile!

Anyway it was in miur valley, where they have those little marker buttons on a lot of the routes. The 5.7 marker was directly under a set of bolts, so I figured it was the route we wanted. Turns out the .7 was off to the left over a small overhang.


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Traches wrote:
shotwell wrote:

Pretty impressive, as the RRG Rock Climbs Guide is about the easiest to use in the nation.

Don't be so hateful! My self esteem is very fragile!

Anyway it was in miur valley, where they have those little marker buttons on a lot of the routes. The 5.7 marker was directly under a set of bolts, so I figured it was the route we wanted. Turns out the .7 was off to the left over a small overhang.

Great wall? I guess I could see the confusion there. Wink


Traches


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That'd be the one. "Touch of Grey" and "Glory & Consequences" if I remember correctly.


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Traches wrote:
notapplicable wrote:
I was at the RRG last week and noticed that every 4th route was ticked all to hell. How many of those would you say you are responsible for? Try to be precise, I wouldn't want to give you more than your rightful ration of shit.

I marked a few holds on a 5.7 while setting up a toprope for some non-climber friends... What's that get me?

(Except it turns out I was on the wrong route and it was a .10D... The whole time I'm thinking "Damn I must be tired!")

Right off the bat - Three lashes for ticking anything other than a route that takes you more than 6 tries to redpoint.

If you cleaned them off when you were finished, that is all. If you did not clean them off, the sentence is DEATH!


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Well shit. Method of execution?


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Traches wrote:
Well shit. Method of execution?

Soloing a 5.12 overhanging off-width.Devil


Seriously though. Please use tick marks sparingly and always clean them up when you're done. It's just good crag etiquette.


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