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Climbing Chalk Bag

Added Jul 5, 2009

by usherwoodc

Belper, United K...




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I made this chalk bag for myself as I have lost my old trusty one. So at the prospect of nothing to distract myself with when I’m struggling with a route and don’t want to openly admit that I want to come back down, I decided.. I need to make a new one!

Material Notes

John Lewis printed cotton for the outside, old school uniform patch for the bottom, fleece for the lining (all chalk bags need fleece or fake fur lining to hold the chalk). Cord and grommit for keeping chalk in and a barrel lock. And finally a strip of webbing.






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    Jan 10, 2013, 09.32 AMby Marco Nissen

    Here is my version of a pattern, and is also free (german+english, if you like) http://wurzelkraut.com/2012/08/19/chalkbag-bauanleitung/ if you have questions, just send a message to me Regarding the draw string, I posted a couple of pictures, you may use a clasp/safety pin before turning the back to the right.

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    Jul 6, 2009, 04.58 AMby usherwoodc

    Thank you! I am really proud of it. It seems to close really well. I used and old toggle from a jacket and I have used powdered chalk rather than a chalk ball this time and it seems to have stayed in there really well when I chucked it into my rack bag. I didn’t use elasticated cord though, which I think some people use. When I tighten the draw string the whole bag scrunches up, which I don’t like so I plan on trying to get just the lining to tighten up next time.

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    Jul 5, 2009, 05.40 PMby jettte

    Great looking chalk-bag! So much better to have one that you made yourself instead of the same-old same-old that everyone has! I’ve been thinking about getting into the chalk-bag making business for a while, a friend of mine used to make them out of stuffed toy animals as presents, which looked pretty funky. My main complaint about most chalk-bags I’ve used was that they either wouldn’t close properly so that I have to keep them in a separate plastic bag to avoid getting chalk all over the rest of my gear or the closure is impossible to get open. So, I was wondering how your draw string is performing and if you have any tips.

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