A chalk bag is used to contain climbing chalk. There are many different versions available on the market today, however they all follow the same principle. They’re usually a hand sized pouch which is attached to the climber and can be used to apply chalk whenever, wherever they are. The chalk bag usually has a fleece lining which traps chalk dust and a draw string closure to stop the chalk from coming out during transit. They’re available in different sizes, colours and designs, so take a look around at the shops and websites to find one that suits you.
A regular chalk bag. Choosing which colour or pattern can be the hardest thing!
Chalk bags are often fastened around the waist on a thin belt or can be attached to a belt loop with a small karabiner. Chalk buckets are also available for bouldering. These are large communal chalk bags allowing a number of people to share the same chalk. As most boulder problems are short, the re-application of chalk is not usually required and therefore boulderers often leave their chalk bags on the ground.
A large communal chalk bucket, ideal for bouldering.