Review by: cjstudent, 2005-02-15
I have been using rock chalk from terra firma since feb of 2004 and there is no going back. I have found, like mentioned, that it can be alittle on the slippery side, which i think comes from it being so fine. I think application method is key. I don't keep my powder chalk just loose in my bag, you waste too much that way anyways. I did the cheap chalk ball method, got a pair of panty hose and cut off the toe section filled it up with chalk, and tied a knot creating a chalk ball big enough to palm in my hand about the size of a tennis ball. then you throw alittle loose powder in the bag and voila, when you reach and grab the ball it seems to coat your hand better without the slipperyness. but this slipperyness that u speak of, i have experienced. on my hangboard i've been just dabbing on some of the chalk in pure powder form and found it was slick, which quickly prompted me to put it in pany-hose chalk ball form also.
no doubt, the best feature is the color. it truely doesnt leave much of a mark, and the available colors cover the rock spectrum pretty well. its not going to work good for tick marks but will help out the next time you climb in Zion or other places where colored chalk is required by law.