Super Chalk Eco Ball
- Item #MET0219
What do you think about this product?
January 8, 2019
I like chalk balls for indoor climbing because I don't end up getting chalk everywhere. I did notice that the chalk could have been better though. Still nifty little ball at a great price.
January 9, 2018
Nifty Little Ball
I really like that i don't have to mess around with a bag of chalk dust or a block of chalk. It was a little hard to get into my bag, but it works like a charm. Definitely not an overkill with the amount of dust that comes off.
January 2, 2018
Wonderful chalk ball. Of course it's like any chalk ball, I do wish it would give off more chalk, but wasn't expecting anything different. Sets in on my hands nicely, give it a nice feel and gets the job done!
November 28, 2017
leave less trace
it is probably a good idea to minimize climbing's impact on the rock and landscape.
June 6, 2017
I prefer more chalk
I really loved the idea of this chalk ball with the idea of making a little less of a mess than I normally do with loose chalk.... but I was disappointed with the amount of chalk that comes out of the ball. It lets out a decent amount, and some of my friends still like this one, but it doesn't get enough chalk on my hand very easily. I will be sticking to loose chalk going forward.
March 6, 2017
Great Chalk Ball
The Material that this ball is made out of is great, and the chalk is good quality. Cheap and effective.
February 15, 2017
I Like Lots of Chalk
I know some people really love the chalk balls and some gyms I know prefer them, however, I don't ever feel like I get enough chalk off of them. I prefer the powder chalk due to having more chalk on my hands.
October 20, 2015
Very Light Chalk
I boulder 3-4x a week and I did use up the whole chalk ball before moving to a different brand. Pros - Gets the job done Cons - Very light chalk (no matter how much I try to pack the chalk in my hands, I can never seem to get enough chalk as I would like) - Tough to get chalk when the ball is new
June 30, 2015
I just took this ball out for the first time yesterday and it broke in my bag and almost all came out. On top of that it doesn't really dry my hands as well as regular chalk.
April 3, 2015
This ball is Tops! (I'm still new to climbing, but I'm glad I got this :) )
March 24, 2015
the chalk is fine, the ball is weak. it broke on my first day in the gym, immediately. from now on i'll just make them.
March 4, 2015
It's a chalk ball...it does the job
January 2, 2015
It's a chalk ball. What more needs to be said?
August 4, 2014
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
June 2, 2014
Convert today and convert your friends!
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.
May 13, 2014
Great chalk ball! Larger then most, but still fits chalk bag fine. Non-refillable, great for indoor climbing
June 19, 2013
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.
January 13, 2013
Not a fan
I wanted try this and was let down. I prefer regular chalk.
July 31, 2011
Seams to work great, no real markings left on the rock and keeps down on the mess
June 22, 2011
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.
September 21, 2011
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.
April 18, 2015
can you refill this chalk ball?
Daniel Delgado Carmona
April 19, 2015
Daniel, Unfortuantely this is a non-refillable chalk bag. Metolius does make the Metolius Chalk Sock in a refillable option: MET0218-REF-ONSI Shoot me an email anytime you have questions! Jared D. Expert Gearhead 801.736.4336 email@example.com
September 3, 2013
Does anyone know if the chalk ball is...
Does anyone know if the chalk ball is refillable?
September 3, 2013
Hey David, Unfortunately the chalk ball is not refillable.
December 9, 2013
Even though its not refillable, it's still my favorite chalk ball.
August 15, 2009
If I buy baby powder will that keep my...
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..
August 26, 2009
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.
August 26, 2009
That's exactly right Sam. Baby powder will keep your hands very dry but it does make them slick!
October 7, 2008
so what is the desiccant used in the eco...
so what is the desiccant used in the eco ball and how does it work? Is it the same desiccant used in teh super chalk?
Matthew A. Toebbe
November 15, 2008
As I understand, it is the same chalk which is dyed so it blends in better with the rock. It is considered "eco" because it comes in a ball, and the ball causes you use less chalk because you only get chalk on the parts of the hand it touches. You also waste a lot less when you accidentally drop your bag. (no more white piles at the crag)
April 10, 2009
Yeah just color