A Christian Griffith climbing tip.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 19, 2010
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christian griffith

The other day I was bouldering with, or rather around, my buddy Christian Griffith. At one point I noticed him smear a ton of chalk on his pants, and my eyes widened.

Are you doing that instead of wearing a chalk bag?

Yup, he said. Love it.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “A Christian Griffith climbing tip.”

  1. I'm lost, please explain.

  2. Abbie says:

    I know people who have been doing it for awhile, and chalk up their pants before a long boulder problem – it works!

  3. Climber usually wear chalk bags—little pouches full of chalk that they belt to their waists and that dangle around as they climb. But when you're bouldering, you're only climbing say 20 feet, you don't need a whole bag of unwieldy chalk—so you can just smear some on the side of your pants. It's not that wasteful, and leaves you far more unencumbered. Bouldering is like swimming—elegant, all about core—you don't really want stuff hanging off you.