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Leave less trace when you climb with the Metolius Super Chalk Eco Ball.

The Metolius Super Chalk Eco Ball uses colored chalk to reduce trace on the rock. No more slap marks, no more white holds, no more spilled chalk piles. If you care about the rock you climb on and want to reduce the chance of access issues, you should drop the Metolius Super Chalk Eco Ball into your chalk bag.

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5 5

Beginner's thoughts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just started indoor and outdoor climbing a few months ago and recently realized the benefits of chalk. I have never used loose chalk, but my experience with this product has been very positive. Dries out my ridiculously sweaty hands and doesn't cause a mess in my bag. I find myself reaching for chalk a little more than I would want to, but no mess, no stress, and most of the gyms by me don't allow loose chalk anyway. I'm a fan of this product

5 5

Convert today and convert your friends!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Do you remember your dream project? Good but not excessive protection along the gorgeous looking line. Just right amount of steepness and hardness. And fun. Lots of fun. You had been training really hard. You had been dreaming this line for months. And finally you got there... WHAT THE [censored]?!?!?! Chalk line. Hidden holds? No way - this is the chalk line. Every and any hold is chalked. Really they are over chalked. You can see every move from the quarter mile distance - this is the chalk line. You barely need to carry your chalk bag - at any rest spot you can dig enough chalk to chalk up your fingers, and your palms, and even your butts if you by any chance need it. Do you remember it?

What to do? Begin with yourself. Stop using chalk that marks rocks. Get Metolius Eco Ball. Convert to non-marking chalk today and tell your friends to do the same tomorrow.

I used Eco Ball a several really hot days and did not notice any serious issues with it. Just get it and stop mark your favorite rocks.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great chalk ball! Larger then most, but still fits chalk bag fine. Non-refillable, great for indoor climbing

Does anyone know if the chalk ball is...

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Does anyone know if the chalk ball is refillable?

Responded on

Hey David,

Unfortunately the chalk ball is not refillable.

Responded on

Even though its not refillable, it's still my favorite chalk ball.

3 5

Not Good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought the Eco Ball because a couple of locations here in Colorado have banned white chalk. It is okay, but not even close to regular white chalk.

3 5

Not a fan

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I wanted try this and was let down. I prefer regular chalk.

4 5

Works great

Seams to work great, no real markings left on the rock and keeps down on the mess

5 5

These are great

I've taken to using these all the time now, not just in the gym where I told to. They are pretty big so make sure you have a large chalk bag. It's gotten to the point where I use it to start, then when it gets smaller I pass it down to my wife and her smaller chalk bag, then it ends up with the kids. It works just as well as any other chalk and but doesn't cover the rocks and your clothes with marks.

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Updating this a bit. I don't know if Metolius is using a different material or not. I older ones I used were greenish black and worked great. I started using a new white one a couple of days ago and couldn't get much chalk to come through the material. It was very frustrating being 40' up a route and not being able to get any chalk on my hands. I won't buy again.

2 5

Not good chalk

This stuff is not very good. It does leave some marking on certain types of rock, and it just doesn't stick well.

2 5

Don't Like It

This chalk ball just doesn't do it for me. It's enough to dry my hand for a couple of seconds then I'm sweaty again and have to reach for the ball again. I prefer dunking my hand in chalk.

3 5

size does matter

This is a good ball but I didn't factor in the size of my chalk bag, which is to small for my chalk ball. It works well lying around at boulder sites. So for noobs like myself make sure you watch out for this quite obvious mistake!

4 5


this chalk works great. at first it doesnt feel like its working but after a couple short climbs you really start to notice what a great job its doing. its nice to use also since you dont have to chalk up alot. i dont have to be reaching into the bag after every hold.

5 5

Who Doesnt Like Eco?

Im loving this bag. I have found that it works better for me than other chalks I have used. It dries my little digits out instantly. Its only problem is that it almost works too well. The color is awesome not only for being eco friendly to the rock, but also the back of my 4Runner. For $3.95 you gotta try it for yourself.

3 5

Nice idea, not as good

I liked the idea of being eco-green with my chalk options, but its sticking power just doesn't match up to regular chalk's. It defiantly dries my hands to the point of chapping in cold dry air, but I was still slipping a lot more than with regular chalk.

4 5

Metolius Super Chalk Eco Ball

This stuff works just as well as chalk at restoring grip to sweaty hands on a pumpy climb. The label warns that this environmentally friendly chalk substitute might dry your hands out because of the strong drying agent which is used, but I haven't had any problems with dried out digits. With this stuff you can climb and save the environment - what more could you ask for?

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.

Responded on

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

5 5

very interesting

A little goes a long way to pull moisture from your hands (keep in mind my hands do not sweat much). An excellent choice when you cannot use standard chalk. I could not see any marks and I use less so buildup would in theory be less of a problem. It does feel different, so try it out to get used to it before heading out for a long climb.

5 5


This was the first chalk I bought for myself. I always used the gym's loner chalk, which felt a little unsanitary, so I bought one of these. I don't know if the gym's chalk balls were just over used, but this seemed to give me a much better coat of chalk, which helped my hang better and thus climb better. I can't speak to it's stealthiness since I only climb in the gym right now, but I hope to get out bouldering before too long, which is why I picked the eco-friendly stuff.

4 5

Good alternative to regular chalk

This stuff is great for climbing in areas with strict no chalk rules. It doesn't seem to keep your hands as dry as black diamond's chalk but it works well enough.

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