Our top pick? The Premium Sports Chalk by Friction Labs
If you’ve been scaling the walls at your local climbing gym, or ascending a tricky rock face and haven’t been using chalk as the invaluable aid that it is, then what we’d say to you is: you need to get a grip! (Get it?) It may not be a life saving piece of gear like your harnesses or ropes, but using chalk can greatly improve the security you feel while climbing, overcoming common problems like sweat, humidity, creams and oils that reduce friction, making chalk an essential buy for any climber, from beginner to expert.
When it comes to picking the right chalk for you, there are tonnes of different options, so finding the correct type and brand will really make the difference. You may think that all chalk would just be the same, however, although they all do have the same Magnesium Carbonate base, each brand's formulas are uniquely fine tuned for maximum effectiveness when climbing. So, throughout our top picks we have chalked up three main categories (I promise we're done with the puns after this one!) that we believe make up a great climbing chalk:  'application' (how easy it is to apply the chalk),  'performance' (how well the chalk dries your hands, increases friction, and how long it lasts), and finally  'comfort' (how the chalk feels on your skin).
Choosing the best option doesn't have to be difficult, and that's why we've created this list to sort the powdered chalk from the liquid chalk, and guide you through this world to find what best suits your needs! Enjoy!
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