If you are into rock climbing you probably know that every rock climber needs a chalk bag. It is probably the cheapest and simplest piece of climbing equipment you can get. This is what Wikipedia says about climbing chalk bag:
A small pouch filled with climbing chalk that is attached to a climber’s harness, so the chalk can be used for grip.
This small bag comes in different sizes, colors and shapes. So how to choose one which fits you?
How to choose a climbing chalk bag?
There are so many options nowadays for climbing chalk bag. Most of the climbing brands are producing their own. There are organic chalk bags, original handmade chalk bags with monsters, animal bags. There are even pokemon climbing chalk bag! So with this variety of climbing bags you need to know what you are into – do you want a bag with a character or simple climbing bag with plain colors? Most of the bags are made from same materials and most of them are same size. If you have opportunity I recommend to test the bag before buying one.
How to attach climbing bag?
There are 2 options how you can attach rock climbing chalk bag to yourself. First one is the most popular one and it is used by most rock climbers, both – amateurs and professionals. You just simply use the nylon belt and hang it on your waist. Another option is for those who like the bag to be fixed in one place – they use the carabiner and attach it to their harness. I personally recommend to use nylon belt for your chalk bag because you can move the chalk bag in different directions and adjust the position of it.
Bouldering chalk bucket (pot)
Bouldering community in different gyms use the thing called bouldering chalk bucket, also known as bouldering pot. It is huge bag of chalk which is usually standing in one place and it is used by couple of people. Usually bouldering routes are short, just couple of moves and your fingers don’t get wet so quickly, so you don’t need to bring climbing chalk bag with you on the route. You simply dip your hands into the bucket before climbing the route and that is enough.
Check out what is a chalk bag and how to use it:
Climbing chalk bag is a must-have piece of equipment for boulderer, sport climber, trad climber or speed climber. Hands get wet for all styles climber and we need to get them dry. This is what chalk bag is for – it will make your hands dry, just don’t forget to put chalk inside your bag!