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What is the mystery behind climbing chalk?


A frequent conversation topic among climbers is the science behind climbing chalk and why it is used as a climbing commodity. Chalk is the colloquial term for the mixture of Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate, a material used in a wide range of everyday life situations (e.g. in agriculture, in the classroom and as an agent to increase the friction of the hands in sports such as climbing). Specially for climbing, it is imperative that the chalk used is as pure as possible. Both Magnesium Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate absorb water, but the difference between the two is that Magnesium Carbonate is not soluble in water. This means that MgCO3 traps the water molecules in its structure providing a better grip; because sweat can not solve magnesium carbonate, it is the perfect material to keep your hands dry under pressure. Many chalk companies do not use pure Magnesium Carbonate and “spike” their products with other compounds that could hurt your skin and affect your overall climbing performance negatively. 


What makes our chalk so special? 


Our bags are filled with the purest Magnesium Carbonate manufactured in France under German standards, so that you can have the best grip when you need it most. For that reason we can assure you that our Chalk will absorb the highest amount of sweat possible, allowing you to stay longer on the wall. To go even further we have added a secret ingredient that guarantees even dryer skin and an even better grip, without disregarding the skin. This is possible due to the regenerative and germicidal properties of our secret ingredient, which will keep your hand softer and cleaner than any other chalk in the market. And last but not least, our chalk has the finest texture out there. This way you get a superb layer on your hands every time you go for a dip, without over-saturating them, guaranteeing the best performance for your climb. So we dare you to go out there and “…climb like you mean it”.