Liquid Chalk




Introduction: Liquid Chalk

About: Always looking for ways to make life easier.

This is an instructable on how to make your own liquid chalk used for climbing and other sports where a good grip is required. I was introduced to the idea a day or two ago at the local crag by a few guys who were new to the area. We started talking about routes and good techniques when they pulled out a bottle of it and offered me to try it. Wow, it was amazing. It filled in all the cracks in your hands and gave you a great base layer of chalk in under a minute.

Step 1: Materials

Any climbing or gymnastic chalk will do. Powder chalk is best but blocks will work.

Next is the alcohol, I picked the highest percentage I could find at the store. I don't know if 50% would dry as quick.

Make sure you have an airtight container to store it in and something to stir the mixture up with.

Step 2: Mix It Up

Crush your chalk as fine as possible unless your using powdered chalk. Add it to the container you plan on using to mix everything together.

Start adding rubbing alcohol to the chalk while stirring. Keep adding alcohol a little bit at a time until you have a mixture the consistency of yogurt. That's it.

Step 3: Store

Store your liquid chalk in an airtight container. I would make sure the container could endure long hikes in the bottom of your pack. You don't want everything covered in chalk after a long day hike.

Step 4: Enjoy!

This chalk will stick to your hands like no other. And the coolest thing is that you can watch it turn your palms white. The chalk won't come off on your clothes, unless you rub it in, or off on other people lol.

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    2 years ago

    Has anybody tried the recipe?

    I wonder whether the liquid chalk remains in your palms as long as the commercial one, and providing the same grip enhancement.

    I understand that block/powder chalk and liquid chalk have very different ingredients. While the first contains calcium carbonate only, commercial liquid chalk is made of a mixture of alcohol, rosin, and magnesium carbonate.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    what kind of container did you use ? amd how did you get your chalk once mixed in it


    8 years ago

    Here's a shout out to the guys who gave me the concept and the idea. Go Acrology!