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Our Three contributors to the Eco Chalk demo day

Eco Chalk Review at Hautes Plaines 25.09.22
We have three brands who have kindly sent us chalk to review. Please see below what the brands say about their approach to being environmentally friendly, and the price of their products.
Note the station numbers so that you can find them 

  • CHALK REBELS - MAGIC CHALK (located at all 9 stations)
  • The best liquid chalk, providing 2x absorption with Upsalite®. Climb stronger than ever with dry hands and a stronger grip.
    • Contains Upsalite®: 2x absorption.
    • Seawater-based chalk: cleaner & purer.
    • Rosin-free to protect climbing surfaces.
    • Climb harder with dry hands and a stronger grip.
    • Use as a base layer or chalk powder alternative.
    • Easy to use: fast drying & washes right off with a little soap.
    • Custom premium-grade formula, made in Europe.
    • One tree planted for every product sold.
    • 1% of your purchase goes to protecting our planet.
    Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Magnesium Carbonate, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
    Safety & Guarantees: Made in Europe. We produce under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice in accordance with ISO 22716).
    USE LESS CHALK. Respect the environment & the climbers that come after you: use less chalk & avoid chalk powder. Use chalk cream as a base layer & chalk balls for top-ups instead! And brush the holds after you're done!
    Regular price €18,00/80ml (€22.50/100ml) (compare to Frictionlabs €22.66/100ml)
    VOLUME DISCOUNT: -2 EUR per product if you buy more than 2 products!

  • “The majority of our raw materials are sourced from the UK or Europe, this ensures that we keep the carbon footprint of our products as low as possible, with an increasing focus on reducing waste we are endeavouring to reduce our use of plastics, the aim is nil, whether we will achieve this can’t be guaranteed at the moment.

    We are now offering finger tape without any plastic packaging, our new paper pouches for loose chalk (launched 2022) will be fully recyclable and our new 250ml liquid bottle will change from PVC to fully recyclable HDPE (also launched 2022). Please visit our Blog for the latest updates as we continue our journey to reduce our environmental impact.”

    Rock technologies have kindly provided three of their chalks for us to sample. Please check the station numbers for where you can find these chalks

    1) Liquid Mag Carb - a liquid chalk without rosin, 250ml – new (located at stations 1, 4 and 7)

    2) Dry 5 liquid chalk – a liquid chalk with rosin, 250ml – 9.95€ (located at stations 2, 5 and 8)

    3) 100% Pharmaceutical grade powdered chalk, 300g - 6,84€ (located at stations 3, 6 and 9)

  • 3RD ROCK - TECHNO CHALK (located at all 9 stations)
  • Chalk as it's supposed to be. If your chalk isn't sustainably sourced then it's time to get a grip!
    For a long time we have been on the search for the highest quality natural chalk, that's sourced sustainably. But, finding the best natural chalk wasn't enough, we needed uncompromising sustainable chalk and packaging that's safe to use and absolutely spot on for performance. And so, Techno Chalk was born!
    Made from regenerated sea waste our chalk is tested for heavy metal content - it's high performance and a chunky blend of chalk that mixes into nugget sized chunks - perfect for climbing, crossfitting and weightlifting.
    ONE TIME PURCHASE £13.00/225g (67.33 €/Kg) (compare to Friction Labs 95.50 €/Kg)


    Helen Dudley

    Mum of Sebastian, 11, and Theo 8. Living in Arbonne-la-Forêt.

    After making transitions from trad, to sport, to motherhood, Helen now lives in the Fontainebleau area dedicating as much time as possible to bouldering and playing in the forest with her two boys.