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 By: Jens Larssen  | Date: 2010-02-19  | Category: Tips & Tricks    | Comment  

Improve chalking and possibly climb harder!?   (21) 08/05/09

Click to Enlarge PictureTop climbers often put a chalk ball in their chalkbag in order to improve chalking. Mammut have developed a new chalkbag with a refillable chalk ball inside. 8a have taken this idea further by attaching the chalk ball so that it can be flipped outside.This could make you climb harder grades;
1. Less bending of elbow might increase blood-circulation
2. Pushing ball instead of squeezing is less fatigue
3. Quicker chalking in critical situations
4. Dry holds and put tick marks on lead
5. An elastic cord, as Klättermusen have, improves 1 - 4.