Leave no trace in chalk use
Excessive chalk on holds is not only eye-sore, but it will also form a hard layer over the rock holds and make it more slippery over time. The longer the chalk stays on holds, the harder it is to remove it. In indoor climbing gyms, the holds cleaning process is done by using a high pressure water gun. Nevertheless, some holds will remain dirty after cleaning, as they have been used for too long. Understandably, in rock outdoors, it will be very difficult to remove the hardened chalk layer.
To build a more sustainable outdoor climbing environment, you can follow the 2 pieces of advice below:- Do not use excessive chalk- Brush the chalk off the when you finish your climb