This wonder product solves the issue of keeping your skin coated with chalk on long boulder problems or intense routes were it is impossible, or too strenuous, to take a hand off for a dip in the chalk bag. The dried layer of chalk is much more resilient to rubbing off than conventional chalk, so you can climb more moves before your skin begins to wet out.
The application of the liquid chalk is a little disturbing to the uninitiated. A blob of suspicious looking white liquid is rubbed in and for a moment you are left wondering how on earth you are supposed to cling to the rock with your hands coated in white goo. Then as if by magic, a cold sensation passes through your hands (as the alcohol solvent evaporates) and in a second or two the goo turns to a dry white coating. If any wet bits remain, just spread them around and they will soon dry up.
And then there are the environmental benefits – use liquid chalk and the normal trail of white paw marks will be greatly reduced.
Top tip: After a day at work your skin is likely to be quite greasy, and pulling on marginal holds will be that little bit harder. If you want a clean start to your evening session try a quick splash of Liquid Chalk first.