Super Chalk FAQ

Over 20 years ago we set out to make the best possible chalk for climbing, and Super Chalk was the result. Since then, billions of pitches have been climbed, problems sent, and projects finished. Sure, we could triple the price, but we'd rather you put your money towards what matters - climbing.

Q: What is Super Chalk?
A: Super Chalk is MgCO3 enhanced for moisture absorption.

Q: Is it safe?
A: The enhancement is as safe as the chalk itself and extensively used in the food industry.

Q: Do you have other chalk options?
A: Yes, Metolius Block Chalk is simply Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3).

Q: My friend claims to use an expensive chalk that's actually helping them to climb harder. Is this possible?
A: Sure, it's called the Placebo Effect. Your friend, by thinking he or she is climbing harder by spending more, is actually climbing better based on this belief. The good news is that they're not alone; studies have shown that about 35% of people are susceptible to Placebo Effect.

Q: I've heard some chalk protects your hands from "overdrying." Is this true?
A: No. The reason climbers use chalk is to dry their hands and over the past 20+ years, we've found that enhanced MgC03 just works better for rock climbing.