Bison Designs Competition Chalk

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Bison Designs Competition Chalk -

Use this white chalk to dry hands for a secure grip when climbing.

Made in USA.


  • Intended to be used in a chalk bag
Loose athletic chalk. 1 lb. bulk container.
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Material:Magnesium carbonate
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Will buy again!

I live in Dallas, TX, which means that I am climbing indoors for all but a half dozen or so trips a year. That said, I have been climbing 3+ days a week for 2 years now and would consider myself a very experienced climber. I previously used the standard Metolius Super Chalk, although after going through 2 bags where they messed up the formula and made the chalk almost unusable I vowed to no longer give them my business. Enter: Bison chalk. First of all, the container design makes it MUCH easier to pour into a chalk pot/bag, and as a result less chalk (if any) is spilled in the process. The chalk itself has a consistency similar to flour. Compared to Metolius, it sticks to my hands much better and I don't have to re chalk nearly as often (perhaps 2-3 times as long between chalking.) I'd say you're crazy if you think one chalk will help you perform better than another, but for my money this chalk is a much better value.
Crank and Bank at REI on 12/12/2010

Less chalk lasts longer with Bison

Essentially its still only chalk. Chalk wont make you a better climber, though new climbers get a sense of confidence by chalking their hands up. I pour the entire container in a chalk bucket style bag. It stays nicely in the bag and not in the air like a lot of other chalks. Besides that, Its easier to share loose chalk in a bucket than in a ball. Less chalk is needed with Bison chalk so you'll spend less time re-chalking your hands during a fun sport climb, and that is great! Its finely ground also, leaving no chunks in the bag to break up.

My fiancé boulders / I sport climb: We both love this chalk.
Mavrick at REI on 02/02/2013

Good finely ground chalk

Bought this chalk based on the few reviews here and I haven't been disappointed. It is finely ground which I find works well for me. It is a little messier but I'm not really concerned with having a little bit of chalk on my clothes, it dusts right off.

On the wall it's kept my fingers nice and dry and unless the humidity is outrageous I can chalk up at the bottom of the route and be good to go all the way to the top.

Overall I'm pleased with this chalk and thanks to the amount you get, I should have enough to last me for quite a while!
heymarv at REI on 04/04/2011

awesome chalk

maybe it's b/c i love food, but there's something about the texture of bisons chalk that's so much more pleasing than the metolius super chalk and chalk block. light, fluffy, amazing =)

it's easy to get in a dip of chalk and have enough to coat your hands, and i feel as though i don't need to reach for chalk as often as i did w/ the metolius chalk.

haven't tried white gold yet, but this stuff is pretty awesome. a bit more expensive, but it's great.
steven at Campmor on 01/01/2011

Bulk Chalk

I am usually on the rocks or in the gym 4 times a week with my wife. My wife really likes to chalk-up and we go through the chalk. The Bison competitive chalk is great chalk - it is very fine with no chunks. The bulk containers are easy to work with and easy to store.

The Bison chalk is hard to get in Tucson so I usually buy a quantity from Campmor. Right now I have 3 1/2 containers (3 1/2 pounds).
Bob at Campmor on 09/09/2013

The best I've tried

Of all the brands I have tried, I like this chalk the best. It's fine consistency is lump-free; so I just pour it into my chalk bag and go.

The first time I used it, it felt so soft that I thought it might not be as absorbent, but by the end of my climb, I found I preferred it.
Outdoor Kat at REI on 04/04/2008

Best Chalk

Chalk sticks well and it's not grainy, so you can use less at a time. Bought this about 8 months ago and I still have a little more than half the container left. I use it indoors and out. Only bad thing is because its so sticky it gets on your clothes easily, but it causes no harm.
adrenaline_girl at REI on 11/11/2009

Great Chalk

Iv used a number of chalks and i find this to work the best. Iv used it indoors/outdoors for bouldering sport and top roping as well as on my fingerboard. I feel like i dont have to use as much chalk as i do with other types of chalk
Justin climbs at REI on 07/07/2010

The Best Chalk For Kettlebell Lifting

At Synergy Kettlebell Training in Aurora, IL we ONLY use Bison Designs chalk because it is the best we've found that does the job of keeping the bells in our hands and doesn't leave your hands all gunky or chalky. It cleans up really well.Bob[@]
Bob Garon at Campmor on 05/05/2011

Powder soft chalk

This is great chalk, I just really dislike how easily it can get out of control. 5* all the way, but i might add it to some rough cut chalk in the bucket/chalk pot to minimize waste via the air.
Miggy Smalls at REI on 10/10/2013