What is Rock Climbing chalk?
Chalk is mined as Dolomite, a mixture of Magnesium Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate, and numerous other compounds.
When exposed to moisture, Magnesium Carbonate traps water molecules on the inside of its crystalline structure, leaving the surface dry.
Calcium Carbonate attaches water to the outside of its structure, causing the surface to feel moist and slimy. Not a good characteristic for grip.
How This Impacts You
All climbing chalks claim to be 100% Magnesium Carbonate. When you run the tests though, the truth is that they all have significant amounts of impurities, drying agents, heavy metals, and other fillers.
We’re the first to admit that our chalk isn’t 100% pure; it would be extremely expensive and impractical to make. But our chalk is by far the purest out there, meaning it will last longer, dry your hands better, and keep your lungs and skin healthier than anything else.
The results are clear: FrictionLabs engineers the cleanest chalk there is.
How do we do it?
We believe in quality above all else.
Chalks tested include Bison Ball, Metolius Super Chalk, Evolv, and Metolius Block
We use a proprietary process to create chalk with an extremely high Mg:Ca ratio. And because climbers have different texture preferences, we make our chalk into 3 distinct textures. They're all the highest quality chalk, it's just a matter of personal preference:
The Stickiest of the icky. This magical blend is what dreams are made of. Unicorn Dust is our finest blend with marble sized nuggets to provide a bit of texture. Delicate and powerful, Unicorn Dust is in a class of its own.
The People's Champ. Hit the hold like it owes you money. Gorilla Grip is the best of both worlds with a great balance between chunks and powder. This blend consists of nuggets floating in a fine white powder.
For the thick-grip aficionado. Bam Bam is preferred by those who want something to grab onto when they reach into their bag. This blend has nuggets ranging from grape to golf ball sized floating in a fine white powder.
Whether you’re a new climber or a seasoned pro, if health and peak performance are important to you, you want FrictionLabs chalk.Are You Ready?