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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $8.95 at Amazon
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$2.75 at Backcountry
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$13 List$19.00 at REI
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$15.00 at REI
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Pros Coats hands well, least expensive "climbing specific" chalkWidely available, good texture and friction, nice priceExcellent value, good friction and coverageGreat Coverage, Excellent friction, almost no dustConsistent texture bag after bag, great friction
Cons Low friction, doesn't last as long as other chalksEasy to spill, creates a lot of dustUnusable if you have cuts and abrasions on your handsNot a great valueExpensive
Bottom Line A good choice if you like to use loads of chalkWidely available and reasonably priced, this chalk takes the taco in our competitionSimilar performance to Secret Stuff at a lower priceThis chalk cream isn't cheap, but it could be that little advantage that makes the difference between success and failureConsistently crunchy and provides great friction, for a high price
Rating Categories Metolius Super Chalk Black Diamond White Gold Mammut Liquid Chalk Friction Labs Secret Stuff Friction Labs Gorilla Grip
Friction & Overall Feel (25%)
6
8
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9
Coverage (25%)
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Mess (25%)
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Specs Metolius Super Chalk Black Diamond... Mammut Liquid Chalk Friction Labs... Friction Labs...
Resealable Packaging? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price Per oz $0.80/oz $1.03/oz $1.94/oz $7.60/oz $2.50/oz
Type Loose Loose Liquid Liquid Loose
Drying Additive Yes No No No No
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