Resin free liquid chalk - why should I care ?


Rosin, also known as colophony or colophonia, is indeed a common ingredient in liquid chalk used for climbing. This substance is typically derived from pine trees and is solid and glassy in its natural state.

It’s important to note that the addition of resin in liquid chalk has some potential drawbacks or negative effects in the environment.

If you use liquid chalk with resin, the heat generated from friction and the warmth of your hands can cause the resin to become tacky and transfer to the climbing holds. Once transferred, the resin can cool and return to its solid, glassy state, leading to a gradual build-up of residue on the holds.

Over time, this build-up can fill in the natural pores and micro-features of the climbing holds, resulting in a smoother and less textured surface.

The texture of the rock is the most important natural feature you rely on for a good grip. You really wanna destroy that by clogging up it pores with resin ?