Metolius Super Chalk Eco Ball
MetoliusSuper Chalk Eco Ball

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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Nifty Little Ball

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

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.

Saweeeet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

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!

leave less trace

    it is probably a good idea to minimize climbing's impact on the rock and landscape.
    Less visible chalk helps keep the rock clean in areas that are frequented by more than just climbers.
    I don't think I climb many places that call for eco chalk, but it does make sense around Moab (and probably other areas with desert sandstone). Tons of people come to look at but not climb those features - if chalk is an issue, just use colored chalk.

    I prefer more chalk

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    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.

    Great Chalk Ball

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The Material that this ball is made out of is great, and the chalk is good quality. Cheap and effective.

    I Like Lots of Chalk

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    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.

    Very Light Chalk

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    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

    BUSTED!!!

      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.

      can you refill this chalk ball?

      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

      jdowns@backcountry.com

      Tops!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This ball is Tops!

      (I'm still new to climbing, but I'm glad I got this :) )

      broke immediately

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

      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.

      Chalk

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      It's a chalk ball...it does the job

      Chalk ball

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      It's a chalk ball. What more needs to be said?

      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

      Convert today and convert your friends!

      • 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.

      Great!

      • 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...

      Does anyone know if the chalk ball is refillable?

      Hey David,



      Unfortunately the chalk ball is not refillable.

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

      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.

      Not a fan

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

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

      Works great

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