Gear Question

If I buy baby powder will that keep my...

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If I buy baby powder will that keep my hands dry the same as climbing chalk? I am 95% sure that it would but I'm not certain what the makeup of the chalk is..

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No. climbing/gymnastic chalk is Magnesium carbonate, which is super drying and abrasive. Baby powder (Talcum powder and corn starch) will make glue on your hands, and probably be slick.

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That's exactly right Sam. Baby powder will keep your hands very dry but it does make them slick!