Project: Ata Karamu
I bought my first lot of Friction Labs early in 2016 when it was all the rage, any excuse to spend money for a minute increase in performance. I chose the Gorilla Grip blend, but I don't see the blend really making a big difference.
Batman 27 - Waipapa, Wharepapa South
For me, the only time the chalk feels significantly different is when a route has had a wet hold and I have to re-chalk. The Friction Labs seems to dry my hands rather than turning them to slime which can be a big plus in so-so conditions.
However, I've always considered myself to have pretty good skin for climbing, maybe not super durable, but I only seem to start sweating once the skin is running low.
Climbers whose hands resemble dehumidifiers are likely to find the chalk more game changing than myself, and for that reason I would suggest anyone that is serious, about their climbing performance, to give it a try.
Toast V7 - Turakirae Head, Wellington
One of the best parts about being a regular at a climbing gym is the community. You start to climb with the same people and before long, you’ve made a bunch of new friends. But what about your existing crew? How do you share your passion for climbing in a way that hooks your friend instead of scaring her away? Here are a few tips.
Whether you’re new to the gym or a more experienced climber, you may have wondered about these or other questions regarding the right way to use chalk.
And since we sell chalk, the answer is this: you need to use (i.e. buy) more. Always. Really cake it on there. Smother it all over the holds, your hands, face, back, feet, wherever. Reapply liberally. There’s no such thing as too much. Always remember: moisture is the enemy and it must be eliminated. ;-)